Paper: Query-Chain Focused Summarization

ACL ID P14-1086
Title Query-Chain Focused Summarization
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Update summarization is a form of multi- document summarization where a document set must be summarized in the context of other documents assumed to be known. Efficient update summarization must focus on identify- ing new information and avoiding repetition of known information. In Query-focused summa- rization, the task is to produce a summary as an answer to a given query. We introduce a new task, Query-Chain Summarization, which combines aspects of the two previous tasks: starting from a given document set, increas- ingly specific queries are considered, and a new summary is produced at each step. This process models exploratory search: a user ex- plores a new topic by submitting a sequence of queries, inspecting a summary of the result set and phrasing a new query at each ...