Paper: Summarizing Email Threads

ACL ID N04-4027
Title Summarizing Email Threads
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2004

Summarizing threads of email is different from summarizing other types of written communi- cation as it has an inherent dialog structure. We present initial research which shows that sen- tence extraction techniques can work for email threads as well, but profit from email-specific features. In addition, the presentation of the summary should take into account the dialogic structure of email communication.