Focused Meeting Summarization via Unsupervised Relation Extraction [article]

Lu Wang, Claire Cardie
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We present a novel unsupervised framework for focused meeting summarization that views the problem as an instance of relation extraction. We adapt an existing in-domain relation learner (Chen et al., 2011) by exploiting a set of task-specific constraints and features. We evaluate the approach on a decision summarization task and show that it outperforms unsupervised utterance-level extractive summarization baselines as well as an existing generic relation-extraction-based summarization method.
more » ... oreover, our approach produces summaries competitive with those generated by supervised methods in terms of the standard ROUGE score.
arXiv:1606.07849v1 fatcat:7jezbomsnzfwnb7o26zndfhg6e