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An Investigation Concerning the Generation of Text Summarisation Classifiers Using Secondary Data

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An investigation into the potential effectiveness of generating text classifiers from secondary data for the purpose of text summarisation is described. The application scenario assumes a questionnaire corpus where we wish to provide a summary regarding the nature of the free text element of such questionnaires, but no suitable training data is available. The advocated approach is to build the desired text summarisation classifiers using secondary data and then apply these classifiers, for the purpose of text summarisation, to the primary data. We refer to this approach using the acronym CGUSD (Classifier Generation Using Secondary Data). The approach is evaluated using real questionnaire data obtained as part of the SAVSNET (Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network) project.

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Author(s): Garcia-Constantino MF, Coenen F, Noble PJ, Radford A, Setzkorn C, Tierney A

Editor(s): Petra Perner

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition: 7th International Conference (MLDM 2011)

Year of Conference: 2011

Pages: 387-398

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23199-5_29

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783642231988