A Keyphrase Based Approach to Interactive Meeting Summarization

  • Rooted in multi-document summarization, maximum marginal relevance (MMR) is a widely used algorithm for meeting summarization (MS). A major problem in extractive MS using MMR is finding a proper query: the centroid based query which is commonly used in the absence of a manually specified query, can not significantly outperform a simple baseline system. We introduce a simple yet robust algorithm to automatically extract keyphrases (KP) from a meeting which can then be used as a query in the MMR algorithm. We show that the KP based system significantly outperforms both baseline and centroid based systems. As human refined KPs show even better summarization performance, we outline how to integrate the KP approach into a graphical user interface allowing interactive summarization to match the user's needs in terms of summary length and topic focus.

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Author:Korbinian Riedhammer, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür
Parent Title (English):2008 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies (SLT), Goa, India, December 2008.
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2008
Tag:keyword generation; meeting summarization; user interaction
First Page:153
Last Page:156
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke