text summarization

Micropinion Generation: An Unsupervised Approach to Generating Ultra-Concise Summaries of Opinions

This paper presents a new unsupervised approach to generating ultra-concise summaries of opinions. We formulate the problem of generating such a micropinion summary as an optimization problem, where we seek a set of concise and non-redundant phrases that are readable and represent key opinions in text. We measure representativeness based on a modified mutual information function and model readability with an n-gram language model.

Opinosis: A Graph Based Approach to Abstractive Summarization of Highly Redundant Opinions

The Opinosis Summarization framework focuses on generating very short abstractive summaries from large amounts of text. These summaries can resemble micropinions or “micro-reviews” that you see on sites like twitter and four squares. The idea of the algorithm is to use a word graph data structure referred to as the Opinosis-Graph to represent the text to be summarized. Then, the resulting graph is repeatedly explored to find meaningful paths which in turn becomes candidate summary phrases.

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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…