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Macquarie University at DUC 2006: Question Answering for Summarisation

TitleMacquarie University at DUC 2006: Question Answering for Summarisation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMoll√°, D, Wan, S
Conference NameDocument Understanding Conference (DUC)
PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Conference LocationNew York City, NY
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://duc.nist.gov/pubs/2006papers/MQ06.pdf