Discourse indicators for content selection in summarization

  title={Discourse indicators for content selection in summarization},
  author={Annie Louis and Aravind K. Joshi and Ani Nenkova},
  booktitle={SIGDIAL Conference},
We present analyses aimed at eliciting which specific aspects of discourse provide the strongest indication for text importance. In the context of content selection for single document summarization of news, we examine the benefits of both the graph structure of text provided by discourse relations and the semantic sense of these relations. We find that structure information is the most robust indicator of importance. Semantic sense only provides constraints on content selection but is not… CONTINUE READING
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