Paper: Detection Of Question-Answer Pairs In Email Conversations

ACL ID C04-1128
Title Detection Of Question-Answer Pairs In Email Conversations
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

While sentence extraction as an approach to summarization has been shown to work in docu- ments of certain genres, because of the conver- sational nature of email communication where utterances are made in relation to one made previously, sentence extraction may not capture the necessary segments of dialogue that would make a summary coherent. In this paper, we present our work on the detection of question- answer pairs in an email conversation for the task of email summarization. We show that var- ious features based on the structure of email- threads can be used to improve upon lexical similarity of discourse segments for question- answer pairing.