NLP

What are Stop Words?

When working with text mining applications, we often hear of the term “stop words” or “stop word list” or even “stop list”. Stop words are basically a set of commonly used words in any language, not just English. The reason why stop words are critical to many applications is that, if we remove the words that …

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Abstractive Summarization Papers

While much work has been done in the area of extractive summarization, there has been limited study in abstractive summarization as this is much harder to achieve (going by the definition of true abstraction). This page contains a very small collection of  summarization methods that are non-extractive…

Useful tips on using MEAD Summarization Toolkit

These are some handy notes for MEAD. What is MEAD? MEAD is a publicly available framework for summarization. It is not really an ‘algorithm’. By default (I guess when it was first implemented) it was developed based on a centroid based approach…