|Title||Macquarie University at DUC 2006: Question Answering for Summarisation|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Mollá, D, Wan, S|
|Conference Name||Document Understanding Conference (DUC)|
|Publisher||National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)|
|Conference Location||New York City, NY|
We present an approach to summarisation based on the use of a question answering system to select the most relevant sentences. We used AnswerFinder, a question answering system that is being developed at Macquarie University. The sentences returned by AnswerFinder are further re-ranked and collated to produce the final summary. This system will serve as a baseline upon which we intend to develop methods more specific to the task of questiondriven summarisation.