Summarization of discussion groups

Robert Farrell, Peter G. Fairweather, Kathleen Snyder
2001 Proceedings of the tenth international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM'01  
In this paper, we describe an algorithm to generate textual summaries of discussion groups. Our system combines sentences extracted from individual postings into variable-length summaries by utilizing the hierarchical discourse context provided by discussion threads. We have incorporated this algorithm into a Web-based application called IDS (Interactive Discussion Summarizer).
doi:10.1145/502585.502678 dblp:conf/cikm/FarrellFS01 fatcat:hnkq3qxgqbglfmyudiaesdy4zu