Paper: Introduction to Text Summarization and Other Information Access Technologies

ACL ID I08-2137
Title Introduction to Text Summarization and Other Information Access Technologies
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

In recent years we have witnessed an explosion of on-line unstructured information in multiple languages, making natural language processing technologies such as automatic text summarization increasingly important for the information society. Text Summarization provides users with condensed descriptions of documents, allowing them to make informed decisions based on text summaries. Text summarization can be combined with Information Retrieval (IR) and Question Answering (QA) to provide users with focus-based or query-based summaries which are targeted towards the users’ speci c needs. When the information a user looks for is spread across multiple sources, text summarization can be used to condense facts and present a nonredundant account of the most relevant facts found across a set of ...