Discourse Segmentation in Aid of Document Summarization

  title={Discourse Segmentation in Aid of Document Summarization},
  author={Branimir Boguraev and Mary S. Neff},
This paper describes work to enhance a sentencebased summarizer with notions of salience, dynamicallyadjustable summary size, discourse segmentation, and awareness of topic shifts. Our experiments study strategies to diversify the application of a baseline summarizer, by making it aware of finer-grained ‘aboutness’, capable of discerning changes of topic, and sensitive to longer-thanusual documents. Evaluated against the corpus used in the development of the baseline summarizer, summaries… CONTINUE READING
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