Date of Degree

2-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Program

Linguistics

Advisor(s)

Virginia Teller

Subject Categories

Linguistics

Keywords

ATS, Multi-document Summarization, Single-document Summuarization, Summarization

Abstract

This paper investigates automatic text summarization systems (ATS). To begin, a general description of how some ATS systems operate is provided. Following is a report on the testing of two summarization systems, Mead and SweSum. News articles from online sources were used for testing. Analyzing each system's output under different parameter settings helped to uncover (to some extent) the architecture of these summarizers. Both systems were compared as to how user-focused they are, how informative the summaries are in relation to the source document, and how punctuation and format are reconstructed in a summary.

This work is embargoed and will be available for download on Saturday, February 01, 2020

Graduate Center users:
To read this work, log in to your GC ILL account and place a thesis request.

Non-GC Users:
See the GC’s lending policies to learn more.

Included in

Linguistics Commons

Share

COinS