Summarization Sidebar

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If you've ever wondered whether a book or article would help you answer a question or address a specific topic you're interested in, the new Summarization sidebar is here to help. Now, Logos provides the ability to create an AI-generated summary of an article - either in a book you're reading or as a result of a Smart Search.

Note: This summarization capability is available to subscribers through AI credits.

When generating a summary in a book, the article picker allows you to choose what "level" in the book's hierarchy you want to summarize – either the article itself or higher heading levels containing the article you are reading.

Note: The article picker functionality is currently available only in the web app.

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Summarize an Article (Web)

To summarize an article:

  1. Open the Tools tab in the book's toolbar and select Summarize.

    Note: If you have previously used the summarize tool in this resource, the last summarized article may appear in the sidebar when you open it.

  2. Select the article you want to summarize. In the case of a Bible, this is typically a chapter.

    Summarize Bible Chapter

     

  3. Click Summarize.

    Summary Of Bible Chapter

    Note: There is a reminder, at the bottom of the tool, that the summary is AI-generated. If you hover your mouse over the question mark at the bottom, you will see a popup reminding you that the results may not be accurate and need to be checked.

To get a wider perspective, you can choose to summarize the whole book. To do this:

  1. Click Summarize another article and select the book.

    Summarize Bible Book

     

  2. Click Summarize again to summarize the entire biblical book.

    Summary Of Bible Book

    Note: It is only possible to summarize very short biblical books, longer books will exceed the length of article that the tool can summarize.

The example above shows generating summaries within a Bible, but the same can be done for other types of books:

  • In commentaries, you can select the level you want to summarize, allowing you to focus on the passage you're studying or get a wider context.

    Select Summarize Level - Commentary

  • The same options apply in dictionaries and monographs.

    Select Dictionary Article


    Select Monograph Article

 

Summarize an Article (Desktop)

To summarize an article, open the right-sidebar and ensure that the Summarize option is selected.

Note: If you have previously used the summarize tool in this resource, the last summarized article may appear in the sidebar when you open it.

 

Click Summarize to summarize the article.

Note: There is a reminder, at the bottom of the tool, that the summary is AI-generated. If you hover your mouse over the question mark at the bottom, you will see a popup reminding you that the results may not be accurate and need to be checked.

The example above shows summarizing a chapter in a Bible. But the same can be done for other types of books:

  • Commentaries

  • Dictionaries

  • Monographs

 

Summarize Search Results

The summarization capability is also available for the results of Smart Searches.

Click Summarize at the top right of a search result (you need to hover your cursor over that area for the button to appear) to see the summary.

 

For more details on Smart Searching and how to summarize results of searches, please see the Smart Search article.

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