ESUM: An Efficient System for Query-Specific Multi-document Summarization

  • C. Ravindranath Chowdary
  • P. Sreenivasa Kumar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5478)


In this paper, we address the problem of generating a query-specific extractive summary in a an efficient manner for a given set of documents. In many of the current solutions, the entire collection of documents is modeled as a single graph which is used for summary generation. Unlike these approaches, in this paper, we model each individual document as a graph and generate a query-specific summary for it. These individual summaries are then intelligently combined to produce the final summary. This approach greatly reduces the computational complexity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ravindranath Chowdary
    • 1
  • P. Sreenivasa Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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