Multi-document summarization based on event term semantic relation graph clustering

M. Liu, Wenjie Li, D. Ji

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基于事件的抽取式摘要方法一般首先抽 取那些描述重要事件的句子,然后把它们重组并生成摘要。该文将事件定义为事件项以及与其关联的命名实体,并聚焦从外部语义资源获取的事件项语义关系。首先 基于事件项语义关系创建事件项语义关系图并使用改进的DBSCAN算法对事件项进行聚类,接着为每类选择一个代表事件项或者选择一类事件项来表示文档集的 主题,最后从文档抽取那些包含代表项并且最重要的句子生成摘要。该文的实验结果证明在多文档自动摘要中考虑事件项语义关系是必要的和可行的。 ||Event-based extractive summarization attempts to extract sentences and re-organize them in a summary according to the important events that the sentences describe.In this paper,we define the event as event terms and their associated entities and emphasize on the event term semantic relations derived from external linguistic resource.Firstly,the graph based on the event term semantic relations is constructed and the event terms in the graph are grouped into clusters using the revised DBSCAN clustering algorithm.Then,we select one event term as the representative term for each cluster or one cluster to present the main topic of the documents.Lastly,we generate the summary by extracting the sentences which contain more informative representative terms from the documents.The evaluation on the DUC 2001 document sets shows it is necessary to take the semantic relations among the event terms into consideration and our summarization approach based on event term semantic relation graph clustering is effective. 
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
Journal中文信息学报 (Journal of Chinese information processing)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Event-based summarization
  • Event semantic relation graph
  • Dbscan clustering algorithm

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