sum·​ma·​ri·​za·​tion | \ ˌsə-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce summarization (audio) , ˌsəm-rə- \

Definition of summarization

1 : the act of summarizing
2 : summary

Examples of summarization in a Sentence

what you wrote goes way beyond a summarization of the speech
Recent Examples on the Web But a problem is that this summarization work depends on human evaluators to provide feedback on the summaries the A.I. system produces. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 14 June 2022 That means hardware products can literally be enhanced by offering features like a chatbot, content summarization or predictive analytics. Anand Mahurkar, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Code summarization: generate the summary of a function in natural language description 4. Janakiram Msv, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Its product vision includes a horizontal layout, an emphasis on content summarization, and above all, a commitment to user data privacy. Rob Toews, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 Ultra-large language models are A.I. systems that can learn to manipulate language and perform a wide variety of language tasks—translation, answering questions, composing novel passages of text, summarization—with little additional training. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2022 This means thinking beyond standard best practices like sticking to an agenda and ensuring proper summarization of the next steps. Robert Harbols, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 The broadening of the trilogy’s themes, occasioned by its desire to encompass French current events, brings about qualities of haste and summarization. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 7 May 2021 Just like on a motherboard, individual functional units (such as CPUs, TPUs, video transcoding, encryption, compression, remote communication, secure data summarization, and more) come from different sources. Chris Smith, BGR, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of summarization

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jul 2022

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“Summarization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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