FastSum: Fast and Accurate Query-based Multi-document Summarization

@inproceedings{Schilder2008FastSumFA,
  title={FastSum: Fast and Accurate Query-based Multi-document Summarization},
  author={Frank Schilder and Ravikumar Kondadadi},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2008}
}
We present a fast query-based multi-document summarizer called FastSum based solely on word-frequency features of clusters, documents and topics. Summary sentences are ranked by a regression SVM. The summarizer does not use any expensive NLP techniques such as parsing, tagging of names or even part of speech information. Still, the achieved accuracy is comparable to the best systems presented in recent academic competitions (i.e., Document Understanding Conference (DUC)). Because of a detailed… CONTINUE READING

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