Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Meet: surveying text summarization

Hi folks,

As you know, part of the lab's work is creating visual summaries of text documents.

Today we'll examine a survey of how the folks who work on summarizing text (in a purely textual fashion) have been doing their thing. The basic problem: given a bunch of text, how to produce an abstract that summarizes it automatically?

The paper we'll be looking at is:

Spärck Jones, K. 2007. Automatic summarising: The state of the art. Inf. Process. Manage. 43, 6 (Nov. 2007), 1449-1481.



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