Paper: Language Independent Extractive Summarization

ACL ID P05-3013
Title Language Independent Extractive Summarization
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2005

We demonstrate TextRank – a system for unsupervised extractive summarization that relies on the application of iterative graph- based ranking algorithms to graphs encod- ing the cohesive structure of a text. An im- portant characteristic of the system is that it does not rely on any language-specific knowledge resources or any manually con- structed training data, and thus it is highly portable to new languages or domains.