Automatic Summarization

Automatic Summarization

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With the explosion in the quantity of on-line text and multimedia information in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in automatic summarization. This book provides a systematic introduction to the field, explaining basic definitions, the strategies used by human summarizers, and automatic methods that leverage linguistic and statistical knowledge to produce extracts and abstracts. Drawing from a wealth of research in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and information retrieval, the book also includes detailed assessments of evaluation methods and new topics such as multi-document and multimedia summarization. Previous automatic summarization books have been either collections of specialized papers, or else authored books with only a chapter or two devoted to the field as a whole. This is the first textbook on the subject, developed based on teaching materials used in two one-semester courses. To further help the student reader, the book includes detailed case studies, accompanied by end-of-chapter reviews and an extensive glossary.Audience: students and researchers, as well as information technology managers, librarians, and anyone else interested in the subject.show more

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  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 154 x 225 x 25.4mm | 540g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110591
  • 9781588110596

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. Preliminaries; 3. Professional summarizing; 4. Extraction; 5. Revision; 6. Discourse-level information; 7. Abstraction; 8. Multi-document summarization; 9. Multimedia summarization; 10. Evaluation; 11. Postscript; 12. References; 13. Indexshow more

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