Paper: Dependency Tree Based Sentence Compression

ACL ID W08-1105
Title Dependency Tree Based Sentence Compression
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

We present a novel unsupervised method for sentence compression which relies on a de- pendency tree representation and shortens sen- tences by removing subtrees. An automatic evaluation shows that our method obtains re- sult comparable or superior to the state of the art. We demonstrate that the choice of the parser affects the performance of the system. We also apply the method to German and re- port the results of an evaluation with humans.