We present an approach to summarisation based on the use of a question answering system to select the most relevant sentences. We used AnswerFinder, a question answering system that is being developed at Macquarie University. The sentences returned by AnswerFinder are further re-ranked and collated to produce the final summary. This system will serve as a baseline upon which we intend to develop methods more specific to the task of question driven summarisation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the document understanding conference 2006|
|Editors||Hoa Dang, Donna Harman|
|Place of Publication||Gaithersburg, MD|
|Publisher||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Document understanding workshop 2006 - New York|
Duration: 8 Jun 2006 → 9 Jun 2006
|Workshop||Document understanding workshop 2006|
|Period||8/06/06 → 9/06/06|
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Mollá, D., & Wan, S. (2006). Macquarie University at DUC 2006: question answering for summarisation. In H. Dang, & D. Harman (Eds.), Proceedings of the document understanding conference 2006 (pp. 62-69). Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology.