Semantic Summarization of News from Heterogeneous Sources

  • Flora Amato
  • Antonio d’Acierno
  • Francesco Colace
  • Vinenzo MoscatoEmail author
  • Antonio Penta
  • Antonio Picariello
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 1)


Summarization techniques are becoming an essential part of everyday life, basically because summaries allow users to spend less time making effective access to the desired information. In this paper, we present a general framework for retrieving relevant information from news articles and a novel summarization algorithm based on a deep semantic analysis of texts. In particular, a set of triples (subject, predicate, object) is extracted from each document and it is then used to build a summary through an unsupervised clustering algorithm exploiting the notion of semantic similarity. Finally, we leverage the centroids of clusters to determine the most significant summary sentences using some heuristics. Several experiments are carried out using the standard DUC methodology and ROUGE software and show how the proposed method outperforms several summarizer systems in terms of recall and readability.


Semantic Similarity Resource Description Framework Name Entity Recognition Heterogeneous Source Terror Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flora Amato
    • 1
  • Antonio d’Acierno
    • 2
  • Francesco Colace
    • 4
  • Vinenzo Moscato
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Penta
    • 3
  • Antonio Picariello
    • 1
  1. 1.DIETI - University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.ISA - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)AvellinoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TurinTorinoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica ApplicataUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly

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