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Summarize Papers with ChatGPT

A walkthrough on how to summarize papers using the ChatGPT API

Lucas Soares
Geek Culture
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3 min readMar 22, 2023

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Introduction

Reading papers is a universal task for all people involved with Artificial Intelligence. However, with so many papers being released every single day, it becomes quite impossible to keep track of all the information available.

In this article, I’ll show a simple strategy to summarize papers with Python and the ChatGPT API.

If you prefer video form, checkout my Youtube video on this topic here:

Steps to Summarize a Paper with Python and the ChatGPT API

  1. Import the necessary dependencies: PyPDF2 for PDF processing and OpenAI for interfacing with GPT-3.5-turbo.
  2. Set the variable pdf_summary_text to store the summary of the entire document.
  3. Open and read the PDF file using PyPDF2.
  4. Loop through each page in the PDF document, extracting the text.

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Lucas Soares
Geek Culture

Machine Learning Engineer. I write about AI | Data Science | Productivity & Learning. Join Medium at: https://lucas-soares.medium.com/membership