System Name
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System Builders Kan, McKeown, Klavans
Development Dates 2000-ongoing
Languages English
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Centrifuser is a multidocument summarization system for documents which are in the same domain and genre. Centrifuser's indicative module employs NLG techniques to produce text that discusses groups of documents and their metadata properties by mimicking library card catalog entries.


Main reference

Min-Yen Kan, Kathleen R. McKeown, and Judith L. Klavans.
Applying natural language generation to indicative summarization.
In Proceedings of the 8th. European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, pages 92--100, Toulouse, France, July 2001.
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Min-Yen Kan, Kathleen R. McKeown, and Judith L. Klavans.
Domain-specific informative and indicative summarization for information retrieval.
In Proceedings of the Document Understanding Conference, New Orleans, U.S.A., 2001.
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