Making an article summarizer has been a long-standing ambition of technologists. I remember when I first started at NRC in 2001 being told about Copernic, our summarizer work-in-progress. It worked pretty well and all it lacked as an API to integrate it into other software. Well, it was the early 2000s. Today for some reason now we read about Paper Digest, an application that does essentially the same thing. You can try it out at their web interface. Here's a sample of a paper that has been summarized. It depends a lot on section headers and seems to extract what it feels are relevant sentences. There are many more summarizers out there on the internet; here are some: Free Summarizer, Resoomer, Smmry, Summarizing, Text Summarizer, Autosummarizer, Tools4noobs (which includes a WordPress widget), appZaza, SummarizeThis, and more. Not that I'm worried about any of these taking my job. They don't do the background research, and they don't have the attitude.