Macquarie University at DUC 2006

question answering for summarisation

Diego Mollá, Stephen Wan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the document understanding conference 2006
EditorsHoa Dang, Donna Harman
Place of PublicationGaithersburg, MD
PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology
Pages62-69
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventDocument understanding workshop 2006 - New York
Duration: 8 Jun 20069 Jun 2006

Workshop

WorkshopDocument understanding workshop 2006
CityNew York
Period8/06/069/06/06

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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.