A New Social Robot for Interactive Query-Based Summarization: Scientific Document Summarization

  • Marzieh Zarinbal
  • Azadeh MohebiEmail author
  • Hesamoddin Mosalli
  • Razieh Haratinik
  • Zahra Jabalameli
  • Farnoush Bayatmakou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11659)


The extractive summartization methods try to summarize a single or multiple documents based on informative sentences exactly as they appear in source(s). One method to choose these sentences is to use users’ query, which could be problematic in many cases, specially in scientific context. One way to tackle this challenge is to gather more information about the user and his preferences. Therefore, in this paper we propose a novel framework to use the users’ feedbacks and a social robotics platform, Nao robot, has been adapted as an interacting agent. This agent has multiple communication channels and could learn the user model and adapt to his/her needs via reinforcement learning approach. The whole approach is then studied in terms of how much it is able to adapt based on user’s feedback, and also in terms of interaction time.


Interactive robots Social robots Automatic text summarization Facial expression 



This research was supported by Robodoc Human and Machine Interaction Lab at Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology (IranDoc).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzieh Zarinbal
    • 1
  • Azadeh Mohebi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hesamoddin Mosalli
    • 1
  • Razieh Haratinik
    • 1
  • Zahra Jabalameli
    • 1
  • Farnoush Bayatmakou
    • 2
  1. 1.Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology (IranDoc)TehranIran
  2. 2.Amirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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