Paper: Summarizing Encyclopedic Term Descriptions On The Web

ACL ID C04-1093
Title Summarizing Encyclopedic Term Descriptions On The Web
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

We are developing an automatic method to compile an encyclopedic corpus from the Web. In our previous work, paragraph-style descriptions for a term are extracted from Web pages and organized based on domains. However, these descriptions are independent and do not comprise a condensed text as in hand-crafted encyclopedias. To resolve this problem, we propose a summarization method, which produces a single text from multiple descriptions. The resultant sum- mary concisely describes a term from dif- ferent viewpoints. We also show the effec- tiveness of our method by means of experi- ments.