Rhetorics-based multi-document summarization

John Atkinson, Ricardo Munoz

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In this paper, a new multi-document summarization framework which combines rhetorical roles and corpus-based semantic analysis is proposed. The approach is able to capture the semantic and rhetorical relationships between sentences so as to combine them to produce coherent summaries. Experiments were conducted on datasets extracted from web-based news using standard evaluation methods. Results show the promise of our proposed model as compared to state-of-The-Art approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4346-4352
Number of pages7
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Discourse Models
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-document summarization
  • Rhetorical roles
  • Semantic analysis
  • Statistical language models


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