Paper: Abstraction Summarization For Managing The Biomedical Research Literature

ACL ID W04-2611
Title Abstraction Summarization For Managing The Biomedical Research Literature
Venue Computational Lexical Semantics Workshop
Session
Year 2004
Authors

on Summarization for Managing the Biomedical Research Literature Marcelo Fiszman Thomas C. Rindflesch Halil Kilicoglu Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications National Library of Medicine Bethesda, MD 20894 {fiszman|tcr|halil}@nlm.nih.gov Abstract We explore a semantic abstraction approach to automatic summarization in the biomedical domain. The approach relies on a semantic processor that functions as the source inter- preter and produces a list of predications. A transformation stage then generalizes and condenses this list, ultimately generating a conceptual condensate for a disorder input topic. The final condensate is displayed in graphical form. We provide a set of principles for the transformation stage and describe the application of this approach to multidocument ...