Paper: A Language Independent Algorithm for Single and Multiple Document Summarization

ACL ID I05-2004
Title A Language Independent Algorithm for Single and Multiple Document Summarization
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session poster-demo-tutorial
Year 2005
Authors

This paper describes a method for lan- guage independent extractive summariza- tion that relies on iterative graph-based ranking algorithms. Through evalua- tions performed on a single-document summarization task for English and Por- tuguese, we show that the method per- forms equally well regardless of the lan- guage. Moreover, we show how a meta- summarizer relying on a layered appli- cation of techniques for single-document summarization can be turned into an ef- fective method for multi-document sum- marization.