Paper: Towards Automated Related Work Summarization

ACL ID C10-2049
Title Towards Automated Related Work Summarization
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2010

We introduce the novel problem of auto- matic related work summarization. Given multiple articles (e.g., conference/journal papers) as input, a related work sum- marization system creates a topic-biased summary of related work specific to the target paper. Our prototype Related Work Summarization system, ReWoS, takes in set of keywords arranged in a hierarchical fashion that describes a target paper’s top- ics, to drive the creation of an extractive summary using two different strategies for locating appropriate sentences for general topics as well as detailed ones. Our initial results show an improvement over generic multi-document summarization baselines in a human evaluation.