The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Inc.

Using Artificial Intelligence to automatically summarize articles Creating efficiency with cutting-edge technology

The newspaper company The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Inc. summarizes its news articles in order to offer them to external media outlets. However, the company found it difficult to attract enough people with the expertise required to perform this task, which put pressure on their existing front-line staff. So the company turned its attention to Artificial Intelligence (AI). By using automatic article summarization technology developed by Fujitsu and Fujitsu Laboratories, Shinano Mainichi succeeded in automatically generating summaries that were as good as manually created ones, and in a fraction of the time. This automatic summarization system is being used since April 2018.

Thanks to our Artificial Intelligence-based automatic article summarization system, we can now generate articles containing limited numbers of characters for external media without the need for editorial staff input. We plan to use this system for various external media in the future.

Shunichi Furuta
Chief, Technology Development Center
Production Bureau
The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Inc.

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Company NameThe Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Inc. WebSite
Address657 Minami-Agatamachi, Nagano City, Nagano
Established1873
Employees454 (as of January 2017)
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