Paper: Producing Biographical Summaries: Combining Linguistic Knowledge With Corpus Statistics

ACL ID P01-1059
Title Producing Biographical Summaries: Combining Linguistic Knowledge With Corpus Statistics
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

We describe a biographical multi- document summarizer that summarizes information about people described in the news. The summarizer uses corpus statistics along with linguistic knowledge to select and merge descriptions of people from a document collection, removing redundant descriptions. The summarization components have been extensively evaluated for coherence, accuracy, and non-redundancy of the descriptions produced.