What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Originally, we were going to let the summarization be done by another API, but after struggles with feeding it text, we decided to just write our own summarizer. We also ran into the issue of certain web pages having weird nested formats for their Terms of Service and Privacy policies, resulting in the web crawler not working for those sites.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to easily leverage IBM Watson's API as well as create a very basic text summarizer in order to accomplish everything.
What we learned
Since we had to use Natural Language Processing in order to summarize the text, we had to learn how to do so in the first place. We also learned how to use IBM Watson's API to get the main concepts as well as a bunch of other info about a specific piece of text.
What's next for SimpleTOS
In the future, we would like the whole thing to run on a web extension, be dynamic(TOS can be summarized for a website the user chooses) and also to write our own neural network in order to have a more accurate and more powerful summarizer.
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