Unity Is Strength: Coupling Media for Thematic Segmentation

  • Dalila Mekhaldi
  • Denis Lalanne
  • Rolf Ingold
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3163)


In this paper we present the preliminary results and the evaluation of a combined thematic segmentation of (a) meeting documents and (b) meeting speech transcript. Our approach is based on a clustering method applied on a 2D representation of the thematic alignment, and then the projection of the extracted clusters on each axis, corresponding to meeting documents and the speech transcript. Finally, our bi-modal thematic segmentation method is evaluated, in regards to a mono-modal segmentation method (TextTiling).


Segmentation Method Cluster Centroid Node Weight Speech Segment Coupling Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalila Mekhaldi
    • 1
  • Denis Lalanne
    • 1
  • Rolf Ingold
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de FribourgFribourg

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