Paper: Coherent Citation-Based Summarization of Scientific Papers

ACL ID P11-1051
Title Coherent Citation-Based Summarization of Scientific Papers
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011

In citation-based summarization, text written by several researchers is leveraged to identify the important aspects of a target paper. Previ- ous work on this problem focused almost ex- clusively on its extraction aspect (i.e. selecting a representative set of citation sentences that highlight the contribution of the target paper). Meanwhile, the fluency of the produced sum- maries has been mostly ignored. For exam- ple, diversity, readability, cohesion, and order- ing of the sentences included in the summary have not been thoroughly considered. This re- sulted in noisy and confusing summaries. In this work, we present an approach for produc- ing readable and cohesive citation-based sum- maries. Our experiments show that the pro- posed approach outperforms several baselines in terms of bot...