Browsing a database of article abstracts is one way to select and buy relevant magazine articles online. Our research contributes to the design and development of text grammars for abstracting texts in unlimited subject domains. We developed a system that parses texts based on the text grammar of a specific text type and that extracts sentences and statements which are relevant for inclusion in the abstracts. The system employs knowledge of the discourse patterns that are typical of news stories. The results are encouraging and demonstrate the importance of discourse structures in text summarisation.
Moens, M. and Dumortier, J. (2000), "Use of a text grammar for generating highlight abstracts of magazine articles", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 56 No. 5, pp. 520-539. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007126Download as .RIS
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