Generating Update Summaries for DUC 2007


Update summaries as defined for the new DUC 2007 task deliver focused information to a user who has already read a set of older documents covering the same topic. In this paper, we show how to generate this kind of summary from the same data structure—fuzzy coreference cluster graphs—as all other generic and focused multi-document summaries. Our system ERSS 2007 implementing this algorithm also participated in the DUC 2007 main task, without any changes from the 2006 version.

An Initial Fuzzy Coreference Cluster Graph

Task-Dependent Visualization of Coreference Resolution Results

A single coreference chains visualized as a Topic Map


Graphical visualizations of coreference chains support a system developer in analyzing the behavior of a resolution algorithm. In this paper, we state explicit use cases for coreference chain visualizations and show how they can be resolved by transforming chains into other, standardized data formats, namely Topic Maps and Ontologies.

Fuzzy Coreference Resolution for Summarization



We present a fuzzy-theory based approach to coreference resolution and its application to text summarization.

Automatic determination of coreference between noun phrases is fraught with uncertainty. We show how fuzzy sets can be used to design a new coreference algorithm which captures this uncertainty in an explicit way and allows us to define varying degrees of coreference.

The algorithm is evaluated within a system that participated in the 10-word summary task of the DUC 2003 competition.

Using Knowledge-poor Coreference Resolution for Text Summarization


We present a system that produces 10-word summaries based on the single summarization strategy of outputting noun phrases representing the most important text entities (as represented by noun phrase coreference chains). The coreference chains were computed using fuzzy set theory combined with knowledge-poor corefernce heuristics.

Context-based Multi-Document Summarization using Fuzzy Coreference Cluster Graphs

The IPD cluster computing cluster summaries using a clustering algorithm :)


Constructing focused, context-based multi-document summaries requires an analysis of the context questions, as well as their corresponding document sets. We present a fuzzy cluster graph algorithm that finds entities and their connections between context and documents based on fuzzy coreference chains and describe the design and implementation of the ERSS summarizer implementing these ideas.

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