Paper: A Survey For Multi-Document Summarization

ACL ID W03-0509
Title A Survey For Multi-Document Summarization
Venue Workshop On Text Summarization
Year 2003

Automatic Multi-Document summarization is still hard to realize. Under such circumstances, we believe, it is important to observe how humans are doing the same task, and look around for different strategies. We prepared 100 document sets similar to the ones used in the DUC multi-document summarization task. For each document set, several people prepared the following data and we conducted a survey. A) Free style summarization B) Sentence Extraction type summarization C) Axis (type of main topic) D) Table style summary In particular, we will describe the last two in detail, as these could lead to a new direction for multi- summarization research.