Thursday, April 12, 2007

The First Volume of Richardson's Clarissa, As Automatically Summarized by Microsoft Word

brother's address. Solmes. father. Solmes. brother. Solmes's favour.
father's power.
Lovelace? sister, if I married him.
Lovelace. family. father's hands.
Lovelace.
younger sister. man.
Solmes.
sister.
man's own. sister loves!
virtuous man.
mother.
father.
family.
that man!
family.
father?] Solmes? family.
If you can
family.
mother. other man's favour.
brother. family. Solmes.
man? mother's. Solmes!] heart, if any man living does. * Lovelace.
If it be
Solmes.
dearest friends! Dear, dear
Solmes. If
If your
heart.
mother.
father. that man.
letter.
man.
father.
letter. If I did
brother.
MY DEAR BROTHER,
If you please. love? family.
sister--
Lovelace!

1 comment:

Mark said...

The "Summarize" function is a lot of fun. Try doing it with one of your own manuscripts at some point--the results are actually pretty interesting.

You can also get texts from Project Gutenberg and sites like that and paste them into word and run it. It would be interesting to know how the algorythm (or whatever it is that makes the summary) works.