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Automatic Indexing and Abstracting of Document Texts summarizes the la test techniques of automatic indexing and abstracting, and the results of their application. It also places the techniques in the context of the study of text, manual indexing and abstracting, and the use of th e indexing descriptions and abstracts in systems that select documents or information from large collections. Important sections of the book consider the development of new techniques for indexing and abstracti ng. The techniques involve the following: using text grammars, learnin g of the themes of the texts including the identification of represent ative sentences or paragraphs by means of adequate cluster algorithms, and learning of classification patterns of texts. In addition, the bo ok is an attempt to illuminate new avenues for future research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792377931
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/30/2000
  • Series: The Information Retrieval Series, #6
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: The Indexing and Abstracting Environment. 1. The Need for Indexing and Abstracting Texts. 2. The Attributes of Text. 3. Text Representations and Their Use. Part II: Methods of Automatic Indexing and Abstracting. 4. Automatic Indexing: The Selection of Natural Language Index Terms. 5. Automatic Indexing: The Assignment of Controlled Language Index Terms. 6. Automatic Abstracting: The Creation of Text Summaries. Part III: Applications. 7. Text Structuring and Categorization When Summarizing Legal Cases. 8. Clustering of Paragraphs when Summarizing Legal Cases. 9. The Creation of Highlight Abstracts of Magazine Articles. 10. The Assignment of Subject Descriptors to Magazine Articles. Summary and Future Prospects. References. Subject Index.

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