Paper: Ranking Text Units According to Textual Saliency Connectivity and Topic Aptness

ACL ID P98-2189
Title Ranking Text Units According to Textual Saliency Connectivity and Topic Aptness
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

An efficient use of lexical cohesion is described for ranking text units according to their contri- bution in defining the meaning of a text (textual saliency), their ability to form a cohesive sub- text (textual connectivity) and the extent and effectiveness to which they address the different topics which characterize the subject matter of the text (topic aptness). A specific application is also discussed where the method described is employed to build the indexing component of a summarization system to provide both generic and query-based indicative summaries.