Paper: Incremental Text Structuring with Online Hierarchical Ranking

ACL ID D07-1009
Title Incremental Text Structuring with Online Hierarchical Ranking
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2007

Many emerging applications require doc- uments to be repeatedly updated. Such documents include newsfeeds, webpages, and shared community resources such as Wikipedia. In this paper we address the task of inserting new information into exist- ing texts. In particular, we wish to deter- mine the best location in a text for a given piece of new information. For this process to succeed, the insertion algorithm should be informed by the existing document struc- ture. Lengthy real-world texts are often hier- archically organized into chapters, sections, and paragraphs. We present an online rank- ing model which exploits this hierarchical structure – representationally in its features and algorithmically in its learning proce- dure. When tested on a corpus of Wikipedia articles, our hierarchica...