Paper: Abstractive Summarization of Product Reviews Using Discourse Structure

ACL ID D14-1168
Title Abstractive Summarization of Product Reviews Using Discourse Structure
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Abstractive Summarization of Product Reviews Using Discourse Structure Shima Gerani ?? ? Yashar Mehdad ? ? Giuseppe Carenini ? Raymond T. Ng ? Bita Nejat ? ? University of Lugano ? University of British Columbia Switzerland Vancouver, BC, Canada {gerani,mehdad,carenini,rng,nejatb}@cs.ubc.ca Abstract We propose a novel abstractive summa- rization system for product reviews by tak- ing advantage of their discourse structure. First, we apply a discourse parser to each review and obtain a discourse tree repre- sentation for every review. We then mod- ify the discourse trees such that every leaf node only contains the aspect words. Sec-