Multiple Document Summarization System GOLD

Tatsumi YOSHIDA  Shigeru MASUYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E86-D   No.9   pp.1719-1727
Publication Date: 2003/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Text Processing for Information Access)
NTCIR,  summarization,  multiple document,  

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We developed a multiple document summarization system GOLD. This system generates a single summary from relevant newspaper articles with any summarization rate specified by a user. GOLD is incorporated a number of methods to summarize. In particular, some methods for sentence reduction are useful to shorten each sentence. As a result, it increased the number of outputted sentences which include important information. We participated in task B of NTCIR3 TSC2 to evaluate this system. GOLD exhibits a good performance in content-based evaluation which suggests that summarization methods employed by GOLD are promising for practical use.