Paper: Explorations in Automatic Book Summarization

ACL ID D07-1040
Title Explorations in Automatic Book Summarization
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2007

Most of the text summarization research car- ried out to date has been concerned with the summarization of short documents (e.g. , news stories, technical reports), and very lit- tle work if any has been done on the sum- marization of very long documents. In this paper, we try to address this gap and ex- plore the problem of book summarization. We introduce a new data set specifically de- signed for the evaluation of systems for book summarization, and describe summarization techniques that explicitly account for the length of the documents.