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Text summarization

wahlan, Mohamed Salem and Salim, Naomie and Suanmali, Ladda (2008) Text summarization. In: Databases and text processing applications. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 1-22. ISBN 978-983-52-0631-3

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Text summarization is the task of rewriting text in short compressed form representing the original text. This task is accomplished by humans after deep reading and well understanding the document content, selecting the most important points and paraphrasing them to concise version. In daily life, we deal with different kinds of summaries; news headlines, abstract of scientific publication, search results retrieved by a search engine, reviews of movies and overview of books, and so on (Mani, 2001). Newspaper headlines are a natural example of human summarization. Automatic text summarization is the creation of the summary by a machine. The aim of automatic text summarization is to condense the source text by extracting its most important content that meets a user’s or application’s needs (Mani, 2001). Summarization is a challenging problem because the characteristics of informativeness, readability, robustness, and length reduction. Those factors must be taken into account when dealing with this problem (Melander, 1993).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:text summarization, linguistic and semantic
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:27771
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:08 Aug 2012 05:39
Last Modified:08 Aug 2012 05:39

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