Two Uses of Anaphora Resolution in Summarization

Two Uses of Anaphora Resolution in Summarization

We propose a new method for using anaphoric information in Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), and discuss its application to develop an LSA-based summarizer which achieves a significantly better performance than a system not using anaphoric information, and a better performance by the rouge measure than all but one of the single-document summarizers participating in DUC-2002. Anaphoric information is automatically extracted using a new release of our own anaphora resolution system, guitar, which incorporates proper noun resolution. Our summarizer also includes a new approach for automatically identifying the dimensionality reduction of a document on the basis of the desired summarization percentage. Anaphoric information is also used to check the coherence of the summary produced by our summarizer, by a reference checker module which identifies anaphoric resolution errors caused by sentence extraction.

Keywords: Summarization, anaphora resolution

Year: 2007

Journal ISSN: 0306-4573
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Authors of this publication:

Josef Steinberger


Josef is an associated professor at the Department of computer science and engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He is interested in media monitoring and analysis, mainly automatic text summarisation, sentiment analysis and coreference resolution.

Karel Je┼żek

Phone:  +420 377632475

Karel is the former group coordinator and a supervisor of PhD students working at research projects of this Group.

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Automatic Text Summarisation

Authors:  Josef Steinberger, Karel Je┼żek, Michal Campr, Ji┼Ö├ş Hynek
Desc.:Automatic text summarisation using various text mining methods, mainly Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA).