*Auto Highlight* automatically highlights the important content on article pages.
What is Auto Highlight?
'Auto Highlight' is a Chrome extension specifically designed to identify and highlight key content in online article pages. It helps in tackling 'too long; didn't read' instances by offering a summary-highlight of the article. Just click the highlighter icon, and important sections of the content will be highlighted, making it easier to absorb crucial information. It uses a comprehensive algorithm to identify these sections, and the developer is open to improving the technique with user input. Notably, the extension respects user privacy and does not collect or distribute any user data.
This extension automatically highlights the important content on article pages.
It addresses tl;dr in a similar way to an article summarizer.
To use, click the highlighter icon in the location bar. Clicking multiple times changes the highlighting coverage. As the page receives more highlighting from clicking the icon, the icon will show less available ink in the highlighter.
Please let me know if you find particular pages where the extension does not work well. Auto Highlight currently uses an algorithm for picking important sentences based on term frequencies in the entire article. With examples of problematic pages, I can possibly improve the technology. I would also like to incorporate more advanced techniques from extraction-based article summarization research.
The source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/dstein64/highlight
User reviews summary
- Useful for students
- Works well on scholarly articles
- Saves time
- Strains computer memory
- Does not work with some languages
- Does not highlight important points accurately
- Does not work on PDFs
- Highlights text
- Performance issues
- Language support
Auto Highlight is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.
Auto Highlight has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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