Paper: From Extractive to Abstractive Meeting Summaries: Can It Be Done by Sentence Compression?

ACL ID P09-2066
Title From Extractive to Abstractive Meeting Summaries: Can It Be Done by Sentence Compression?
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2009
Authors

ve Meeting Summaries: Can It Be Done by Sentence Compression? Fei Liu and Yang Liu Computer Science Department The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 75080, USA {feiliu, yangl}@hlt.utdallas.edu Abstract Most previous studies on meeting summariza- tion have focused on extractive summariza- tion. In this paper, we investigate if we can apply sentence compression to extractive sum- maries to generate abstractive summaries. We use different compression algorithms, includ- ing integer linear programming with an addi- tional step of filler phrase detection, a noisy- channel approach using Markovization for- mulation of grammar rules, as well as hu- man compressed sentences. Our experiments on the ICSI meeting corpus show that when compared to the abstractive summaries, using sentence c...