Paper: Topic Essentials

ACL ID C86-1118
Title Topic Essentials
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986

TOPIC supplies text condensates (summaries) on variable degrees of generality and makes available facts acquired from the texts. The presentation focuses on the major methodological principles underlying the design of TOPIC: a frame representation model that incorporates various integrity constraints, text parsing with focus on text cohesion and text coherence properties of expository texts, a lexlcally distributed semantic text grammar in the format of word experts, a model of partial text parsing, and text graphs as appropriate representation structures for text condensates. I. Introduction This paper provides an overview of TOPIC, a text understanding and text condensation system which analyzes German-language texts: complete magazine articles in tbe domain of information technology pro...