Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Shrinking the Roberts' hearings

MS Word is the software product most likely to give me an anueryism; however, it does have at least one entertaining feature - Autosummarize. Notice I said entertaining, not useful. Here’s how Microsoft describes it:

AutoSummarize determines key points by analyzing the document and assigning a score to each sentence. Sentences that contain words used frequently in the document are given a higher score. You then choose a percentage of the highest-scoring sentences to display in the summary.

The lower the percentage you select, the lower the coherency you’ll get back. So I’ve taken the opening statements for Judge John Roberts and summarized each to 10% of the original.

I’ve used the transcripts published by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as provided by CQ Transcriptions, LLC.

Click to see how each senator survived the shrinking.


Blogger Ahistoricality said...

I love it! But there don't seem to be links on the Senators' names yet.

9/13/2005 04:50:00 PM  

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