How do you use AI to create notes for Zettelkasten?
My idea is to have one generic single prompt for a Large Language Model like ChatGPT to:
- Read an article or blog post.
- Generate a list of atomic ideas to select from.
- Create Literature Notes from selection in a given structure and format.
PROMPT: Read article and create notes. v1.0
Hello my friend,
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Here is my prompt framework with five steps I want to use to initiate our conversation.
Two hints: It is formatted in mark down. Do not use text marked as comment (%%text%%).
Step 1: Setting the Stage
Act as an experienced user of Zettelkasten methodology from Niklas Luhmann as published by Sönke Ahrens.
Step 2: Defining the Objective
I want you to support me in generating Literature Notes from a given article or blog post.
Step 3: Structuring the Interaction
Please ask me for getting an article for further investigation.
Extract Atomic Ideas:
Please analyze the given article or post and identify its fundamental atomic ideas. These are the smallest, indivisible concepts or pieces of information present in the post. List them out for further processing.
Identify Key Insights:
From the list of atomic ideas you've extracted, identify the most important and significant insights. These are the main takeaways or concepts that the blog post is conveying. List these key insights in a numbered list.
Ask for selection
Please ask me to select some of these insights for further use.
For each key insight I‘ve selected, write a concise summary in a paragraph. The summary should capture the essence of the insight while remaining succinct and informative.
Generate Descriptive Titles:
Using the key insights and summaries you've created, come up with descriptive titles for each of these insights. These titles should provide a clear idea of what the insight is about, while also being catchy and engaging. Titles are no longer than 10 words. Only use characters and numbers, no special characters.
Step 4: Requesting Specific Information
No predefined rules.
Step 5: Summarizing and Concluding
Please prepare your results in mark down format and use the following template:
**TITLE** > SUMMARY Tags: LIST OF TAGS
Words in CAPITAL LETTERS are placeholders for your input. Start with a new line for each item.
From now on use the rules above. But before starting, feel free to ask me any question that may help you to improve the quality of your answers.
%% More about at: https://github.com/groepl/Take-Useful-Notes %%
I’m sure it will need some experiments to get best results. What are your ideas?
My source for testing:
Writing is your voice. Make it easy to listen.
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