Paper: Summarizing Definition from Wikipedia

ACL ID P09-1023
Title Summarizing Definition from Wikipedia
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

Wikipedia provides a wealth of knowl- edge, where the first sentence, infobox (and relevant sentences), and even the en- tire document of a wiki article could be considered as diverse versions of sum- maries (definitions) of the target topic. We explore how to generate a series of summaries with various lengths based on them. To obtain more reliable associations between sentences, we introduce wiki con- cepts according to the internal links in Wikipedia. In addition, we develop an extended document concept lattice model to combine wiki concepts and non-textual features such as the outline and infobox. The model can concatenate representative sentences from non-overlapping salient lo- cal topics for summary generation. We test our model based on our annotated wiki ar- ticles which topics co...