From the article:
“Looking for a way to get the gist of articles before reading them? Tanay Tandon has the answer for you! In this interview, he will tell us more about Clipped, a tool he recently launched.
Cendrine Marrouat: Hello Tanay, thank you for answering my questions. First, tell us who you are.
Tanay Tandon: I am currently a sophomore at Cupertino High School. As a student I really enjoy participating in Speech and Debate, playing Tennis, and working on programming projects.
CM: Is there a particular event that triggered your desire to create Clipped?
TT: I first began to develop Clipped as a way to read evidence files in Speech and Debate faster. The files we have to read as part of a debate can sometimes span dozens of pages, and I wanted a way to read just a quick preview, or summary of the text. That’s when I wrote the first version of the algorithm, and used it frequently to summarize my own case files.”