Paper: Generating Overview Summaries Of Ongoing Email Thread Discussions

ACL ID C04-1079
Title Generating Overview Summaries Of Ongoing Email Thread Discussions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

As a subset of email management, we address the problem of constructing a summary of email discussions. Specifically, we examine ongoing discussions which will ultimately culminate in a consensus in a decision-making process. Our summary provides a snapshot of the current stateof-affairs of the discussion and facilitates a speedy response from the user, who might be the bottleneck in some matter being resolved. We present a method which uses the structure of the thread dialogue and word vector techniques to determine which sentence in the thread should be extracted as the main issue. Our solution successfully identifies the sentence containing the issue of the thread being discussed, potentially more informative than subject line. 1 Introduction Imagine the chore of sifting through your ov...