Title: Aspect-Driven News Summarization
Citation: International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications vol. 2 no. 1-2 p. 301–317
Publisher: Bahri Publications
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC78738
ISSN: 0976-0962
URI: http://bahripublications.co.in/journal.php?cat_id=31
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A summary of any event type is only complete if certain information aspects are mentioned. For a court trial, readers will at least want to know who is involved and what the charges and the sentence are. For a natural disaster, they will ask for the disaster type, the victims and other damages. Will a co-occurrence or frequency-based sentence extraction summariser automatically provide the requested information, or are the results better if an information extraction (IE) system first detects the summary-crucial aspects? To answer this question, we compared the performance of a purely co-occurrence-based method with a system that additionally makes use of targeted IE. As each event type requires different information aspects and not all of them were covered by the existing IE software, we used a tool that learns semantically related terms to cover the remaining aspects. The comprehensive evaluation in the TAC'2010 competition showed that event extraction is indeed beneficial for summarisation performance, and that summary quality is directly related to IE quality. Our integrated system was ranked among the top systems participating at TAC.
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