Abstractive Summarization of Product Reviews Using Discourse Structure

@inproceedings{Gerani2014AbstractiveSO,
  title={Abstractive Summarization of Product Reviews Using Discourse Structure},
  author={Shima Gerani and Yashar Mehdad and Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond T. Ng and Bita Nejat},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2014}
}
We propose a novel abstractive summarization system for product reviews by taking advantage of their discourse structure. First, we apply a discourse parser to each review and obtain a discourse tree representation for every review. We then modify the discourse trees such that every leaf node only contains the aspect words. Second, we aggregate the aspect discourse trees and generate a graph. We then select a subgraph representing the most important aspects and the rhetorical relations between… CONTINUE READING
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