Multi-document summarization of dissertation abstracts using a variable-based framework
Khoo, Christopher S. G.
Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian
Date of Issue2003
American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting (2003 : Long Beach)
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This paper reports initial work on developing a method for automatic construction of multi-document summaries of sets of domain-specific dissertation abstracts. A variable-based framework for multi-document summarization of dissertation abstracts in the field of sociology and psychology that makes use of the macro-level and micro-level discourse structure of dissertation abstracts as well as cross-document structure is proposed. The micro-level structure of problem statements found in a sample of 50 dissertation abstracts was analyzed, and the common features found are described. A list of indicator phrases that denote different aspects of the problem statements is provided.
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