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Producing biographical summaries: Combining linguistic knowledge with corpus statistics

Schiffman, Barry; Mani, Inderjeet; Concepcion, Kristian J.

We describe a biographical multi-document summarizer that summarizes information about people described in the news. The summarizer uses corpus statistics along with linguistic knowledge to select and merge descriptions of people from a document collection, removing redundant descriptions. The summarization components have been extensively evaluated for coherence, accuracy, and non-redundancy of the descriptions produced.

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Academic Units
Computer Science
Publisher
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-EACL 2001)
Published Here
May 10, 2013