Improving Summaries by Revising Them

  title={Improving Summaries by Revising Them},
  author={Inderjeet Mani and Barbara Gates and Eric Bloedorn},
This paper describes a program which revises a draft text by aggregating together descriptions of discourse entities, in addition to deleting extraneous information. In contrast to knowledgerich sentence aggregation approaches explored in the past, this approach exploits statistical parsing and robust coreference detection. In an evaluation involving revision of topic-related summaries using informativeness measures from the T I PSTER SUMMAC evaluation, the results show gains in informativeness… CONTINUE READING
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