summarization

noun

sum·​ma·​ri·​za·​tion ˌsə-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce summarization (audio)
ˌsəm-rə-
1
: the act of summarizing
2

Examples of summarization in a Sentence

what you wrote goes way beyond a summarization of the speech
Recent Examples on the Web The Verge’s Parker Ortolani turned me onto this: a new (Apple-only) news- and RSS-reading app with a lot of AI features for summarization and stuff, but also just a really lovely UI for reading news feeds. David Pierce, The Verge, 18 Feb. 2024 Its ability to process inputs in parallel has led to significant efficiency improvements and powered breakthroughs in NLP tasks such as translation, summarization, and question-answering. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 5 June 2023 In the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ summarization last year of 2018 crime statistics, the number of index crimes in Orland Park, which includes violent crimes as well as offenses such as burglary and motor vehicle theft, were the lowest since 1994. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2020 For example, more than 50% of the companies surveyed see 20-plus use cases for generative AI, and over 80% see 10-plus use cases to improve business operations, such as data analysis, marketing content creation, and document editing/summarization. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2024 So accurate summarization to reduce the documentation burden is another idea that’s coming soon. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Jan. 2024 This summarization tool’s adaptability to different audiences is a remarkable feature. Committee Of 200, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 For its audio capabilities, Pixel can provide real-time transcriptions and summarizations for voice recordings. Byrachyl Jones, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2023 An effective comment summarization process would extricate those unique points of view from the pile and put them into lawmakers’ hands. Bruce Schneier, The Conversation, 20 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of summarization was in 1865

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“Summarization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summarization. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

summarization

noun
sum·​ma·​ri·​za·​tion ˌsəm-(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce summarization (audio)
1
: the act of summarizing
2
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