TextTiling : A Quantitative Approach to Discourse Segmentation

  title={TextTiling : A Quantitative Approach to Discourse Segmentation},
  author={Marti A. Hearst},
This paper presents TextTiling, a method for partitioning full-length text documents into coherent multiparagraph units. The layout of text tiles is meant to reflect the pattern of subtopics contained in an expository text. The approach uses lexical analyses based on tf.idf, an information retrieval measurement, to determine the extent of the tiles, incorporating thesaural informationvia a statisticaldisambiguation algorithm. The tiles have been found to correspondwell to human judgements of… CONTINUE READING
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