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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.

  • TIPSTER Text Summarization Evaluation Conference (SUMMAC)

  • MITRE Corporation
  • Columbia Natural Language Processing Group
  • Intelligent Systems Division (ISD)

  • Summarization Projects at Columbia University
  • Text Retrieval, Extraction and Summarisation for Large Enterprises (TRESTLE)
  • Automated Text Summarization (SUMMARIST)
  • Search and Summarize (SeaSum)
  • Document Understanding Conferences (DUC)
  • Summ-it

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.


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