Candidacy Exam List: Greg Whalen

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

A Comparative View of Summarization With Applications to Medicine and Event Tracking



Single Document/General

[Habash et al., 2003]
Habash, Nizar, Bonnie J. Dorr, and David Traum, "Hybrid Natural Language Generation from Lexical Conceptual Structures ," Machine Translation, 18:2, 81--128, 2003.

[Hahn and Mani, 2000]
Hahn, Udo & Mani, Inderjeet (2000) The challenges of automatic summarization In: Computer, 33 (11), pp. 29-36

[Jing and McKeown 2000]
H. Jing and K. McKeown. Cut and paste based text summarization. In Proc. of the 1st Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 178--185, 2000.

[Kan and McKeown, 2002]
Min-Yen Kan and Kathleen R. McKeown (2002) Corpus-trained text generation for summarization. Proceedings of the Second International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2002), Harriman, New York, USA: July 2002. pp. 1-8.

[Marcu 1997]
Daniel Marcu. From Discourse Structures to text summaries. ACL/EACL-97 summarization workshop, p82-88.

[Reimer and Hahn, 1988]
Reimer, U.; Hahn, U. (1988) Text condensation as knowledge base abstraction In: CAIA '88 -- Proceedings of the 4th IEEE/AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications. San Diego, Cal., March 14-18, 1988. Washington, D.C.: Computer Society Press of the IEEE, pp. 338-344.

[Sparck Jones 1998]
Sparck Jones, K. Automatic summarizing: factors and directions. In Advances in automatic text summarization, Mani and Maybury, eds., MIT Press, 1998.

Multiple Document

[Barzilay et al., 2002]
Regina Barzilay, Noemie Elhadad and Kathleen McKeown, "Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2002, 17:35-55.

[Barzilay and McKeown 2004]
Sentence Fusion for Multidocument News Summarization

[Daume et al., 2002]
Hal Daume III, Abdessamad Echihabi, Daniel Marcu, Dragos Stefan Munteanu, and Radu Soricut (2002). GLEANS: A Generator of Logical Extracts and Abstracts for Nice Summaries. Proceedings of the Document Understanding Conference (DUC-2002), Philadelphia, PA, July 11-12.

[Radev and McKeown, 1998]
Dragomir R. Radev and Kathleen R. McKeown. Generating natural language summaries from multiple on-line sources. Computational Linguistics, 24(3):469-500, September 1998.


Multiple Document

[Fukumoto et al., 1997]
Fumiyo Fukumoto, Yoshimi Suzukit, Jun'ichi Fukumoto. An automatic extraction of key paragraphs based on context dependency. In Proceedings of the fifth conference on Applied natural language processing, Washington, DC; 291-298, 1997.

[Lin and Hovy, 2000]
Conference or refereed multi-day workshop proceedings paper: Lin, C.-Y. and E.H. Hovy. 2000. The Automated Acquisition of Topic Signatures for Text Summarization. In Proceedings of the COLING Conference. Saarbr|cken, Germany.

[Radev et al., 2004]
Dragomir R. Radev, Hongyan Jing, Malgorzata Stys, and Daniel Tam. Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents. Information Processing and Management, 2004.

Answer Focused

[Cui et al., 2004]
Hang Cui, Min-Yen Kan and Tat-Seng Chua (2004) Unsupervised Learning of Soft Patterns for Generating Definitions from Online News. In Proceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2004), May 2004. New York, New York, USA.

[Wu et al., 2003]
Harris Wu, Dragomir R. Radev, and Weiguo Fan. Towards answer-focused summarization using search engines. In Mark Maybury, editor, New Directions in Question Answering. 2003.

Single Document or Event-based

[Kupiec et al.,1995]
Julian Kupiec and Jan Pedersen and Francine Chen. A trainable document summarizer, In Proceedings of the 18th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, 1995}, 0-89791-714-6, 68-73, Seattle, Washington, United States, ACM Press.

[Lin and Hovy 1997]
Chin-Yew Lin and Eduard Hovy, Identifying topics by position ANLP'97

[Maybury 1995] - Available through CLIO
MT Maybury, Generating Summaries from event data, In Advances in Automatic Text Summarization, Maybury and Mani (eds), 1999.


[Alam et al., 1998]
Alam et al., Structured and Unstructured Document Summarization: Design of a commercial summarizer using lexical chains, Proc AMIA Symp, pp 704-8, 1998.

[Becher et al., 2002]
Becher, M.; Endres-Niggemeyer, B.; Fichtner, G.: Scenario forms for web information seeking and summarizing in bone marrow transplantation. Coling-02, Workshop Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering, Taipeh, Taiwan, 31.8. - 1. 9. 2002.

[Elhadad et al., 2004]
Noemie Elhadad, Min-Yen Kan, Judith Klavans, and Kathleen McKeown, Customization in a Unified Framework for Summarizing Medical Literature, To appear in Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 2004.

[Fiszman et al., 2004]
Marcelo Fiszman, Thomas Rindflesch, Halil Kilicoglu. Summarization of an online medical encyclopedia, San Francisco, CA. Medinfo 2004.

[Friedman 1997]
"Towards a comprehensive medical language processing system: methods and issues", Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp, 1997.

[Hripcsak et al., 2003]
Hripcsak G, Bakken S, Stetson PD, Patel VL. Mining complex clinical data for patient safety research: a framework for event discovery. J Biomed Inform. 2003 Feb-Apr;36(1-2):120-30.


[Allan 2002] - background text
J. Allan, "Introduction to Topic Detection and Tracking" in Topic Detection and Tracking: Event-based Information Organization, J. Allan, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 1-16, 2002.

[Allan et al., 2001]
J. Allan, V. Khandelwal, and R. Gupta, "Temporal Summaries of News Topics", Proceedings of SIGIR, pp. 10-18, 2001.

[Strzalkowski et al., 1999]
"A Robust, Lightweight Topic Tracking System.", with G. Stein and G.G. Wise, in Proceedings of DARPA Broadcast News Workshop, Herndon Va. 1999. (

[Yang et al., 1999]
Yiming Yang, Jaime Carbonell, Ralf Brown, Thomas Pierce, Brian T. Archibald, Xin Liu Learning Approaches for Detecting and Tracking News Events (pdf). IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special Issue on Applications of Intelligent Information Retrieval,Vol. 14(4), pp32-43, July/August 1999.