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definition: Text summarization is the process of distilling the most important information from a source (or sources) to produce an abridged version for a particular user (or users) and task (or tasks). Source: Mani, I. and Maybury, M. T., editors (1999), Advances in Automatic Text Summarization. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
See also the corresponding HLT Survey chapter: http://www.lt-world.org/hlt_survey/ltw-chapter7-4.pdf
related project(s):
  • Summarization Projects at Columbia University
  • Summ-it
  • Automated Text Summarization (SUMMARIST)
  • Document Understanding Conferences (DUC)
  • Text Retrieval, Extraction and Summarisation for Large Enterprises (TRESTLE)
  • Search and Summarize (SeaSum)
related organisation(s):
  • Columbia Natural Language Processing Group
  • MITRE Corporation
  • Intelligent Systems Division (ISD)
related person(s):
  • Chin Yew Lin
  • Simone Teufel
  • Karen Spärck Jones
  • Daniel Marcu
  • Dragomir R. Radev
  • Eduard H. Hovy
  • Inderjeet Mani
related system(s) / resource(s):
  • Inxight Summarizer SDK
  • IBM summarization products
  • Microsoft - AutoSummarize
  • Glucose Surfboard
related publication(s):

The automatic creation of literature abstracts.
Luhn, H. P.
IBM Journal of Research and Development. 2. 1985. 159--165.

Advances in Automatic Text Summarization.
Mani, Inderjeet and Maybury, Mark T.