Paper: Using Citations to Generate surveys of Scientific Paradigms

ACL ID N09-1066
Title Using Citations to Generate surveys of Scientific Paradigms
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

The number of research publications in var- ious disciplines is growing exponentially. Researchers and scientists are increasingly finding themselves in the position of having to quickly understand large amounts of tech- nical material. In this paper we present the first steps in producing an automatically gen- erated, readily consumable, technical survey. Specifically we explore the combination of citation information and summarization tech- niques. Even though prior work (Teufel et al., 2006) argues that citation text is unsuitable for summarization, we show that in the frame- work of multi-document survey creation, cita- tion texts can play a crucial role.