A Survey of Extractive Arabic Text Summarization Approaches

  • Samira LagriniEmail author
  • Mohammed Redjimi
  • Nabiha Azizi
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 782)


Automatic text summarization is an important research area originating from the late 50’s but not losing its celebrity until now. Over the past half a century, automatic text summarization has seen a great interest especially in English language. However, in Arabic language, few works have been done in this field. This paper intends to survey the most relevant approaches in Arabic text summarization, giving special emphasis to extractive techniques. The limitation of these approaches and the main difficulties faced when dealing with such application are also discussed. Special attention is devoted to the peculiarities of Arabic language, which have posed challenges to the task of summarization.


Arabic text summarization Clustering Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) Machine learning Graph theory Text entailment Extractive approaches Summary evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samira Lagrini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammed Redjimi
    • 2
  • Nabiha Azizi
    • 1
  1. 1.Labged Laboratory, Computer Science DepartmentBadji Mokhtar UniversityAnnabaAlgeria
  2. 2.Université 20 Août 1955SkikdaAlgeria

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