Paper: An Automatic Method Of Finding Topic Boundaries

ACL ID P94-1050
Title An Automatic Method Of Finding Topic Boundaries
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

This article outlines a new method of locating discourse boundaries based on lexical cohesion and a graphical technique called dotplotting. The application of dot- plotting to discourse segmentation can be performed ei- ther manually, by examining a graph, or automatically, using an optimization algorithm. The results of two ex- periments involving automatically locating boundaries between a series of concatenated documents are pre- sented. Areas of application and future directions for this work are also outlined.