Israeli researchers introduce automated, language-independent method for summarizing documents written in any tongue.

If you need to read an article or other long document in a foreign language, you can use Google Translate or another translation app. But that won’t help you summarize the document accurately in your own language.

The Multilingual Sentence Extractor(MUSE) was invented at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to do just that.

The automated language-independent tool scans any text in English, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Chinese, German, French or Spanish and provides a summary in the user’s preferred language.

The novel technology was invented by Prof. Mark Last with Marina Litvak and Menahem Friedman of BGU’s department of software and information systems engineering.

The system’s algorithm ranks sentences in the document, using

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