Paper: Using Bilingual Information for Cross-Language Document Summarization

ACL ID P11-1155
Title Using Bilingual Information for Cross-Language Document Summarization
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

Cross-language document summarization is de- fined as the task of producing a summary in a target language (e.g. Chinese) for a set of documents in a source language (e.g. English). Existing methods for addressing this task make use of either the information from the original documents in the source language or the infor- mation from the translated documents in the target language. In this study, we propose to use the bilingual information from both the source and translated documents for this task. Two summarization methods (SimFusion and CoRank) are proposed to leverage the bilingual information in the graph-based ranking frame- work for cross-language summary extraction. Experimental results on the DUC2001 dataset with manually translated reference Chinese summaries show ...