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Multi-Document Automatic Summarization Based on the Hierarchical Topics

  • Yong-Dong Xu
  • Fang Xu
  • Guang-Ri Quan
  • Ya-Dong Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 135)

Abstract

A concept of is proposed for multi-document automatic summarization task, which used multi-layer topic tree structure to represent the text set. Each node in the topic tree represent specific topic and contains multiple similar sentences in the text set. The structure may describe accurately the similarity between sentences at different levels of granularity. Therefore it can reflect the real content of the text set than single layer topic set. And can be used to find the important sentences in the important topic which can compose the summary of the text set. Concretely, a series of algorithms including building tree, key sentences extraction based on tree and summarization generation are proposed. The capability of summarization system is testified by sets of experiments and shows good result.

Keywords

Key sentences extraction Multiple document summarization Hierarchical topic 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by China National Natural Science Foundation (60803092), Promotive research fund for excellent young and middle-aged scientists of Shandong Province (2010BSA10014) and WeiHai City Science & Technology Fund Planning Project (2010-3-96)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Dong Xu
    • 1
  • Fang Xu
    • 1
  • Guang-Ri Quan
    • 1
  • Ya-Dong Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Harbin Institute of Technology at WeiHaiWei HaiChina
  2. 2.Harbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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