Automatic abstracting and indexing - survey and recommendations

  title={Automatic abstracting and indexing - survey and recommendations},
  author={H. P. Edmundson and R. E. Wyllys},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
In preparation for the widespread use of automatic scanners which will read documents and transmit their contents to other machines for analysis, this report presents a new concept in automatic analysis: the relative-frequency approach to measuring the significance of words, word groups, and sentences. The relative-frequency approach is discussed in detail, as is its application to problems of automatic indexing and automatic abstracting. Included in the report is a summary of automatic… CONTINUE READING
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