Summarizing Reports on Evolving Events Part II: Non-Linear Evolution

Stergos D. Afantenos

Abstract

News sources, when covering an event, are emitting various reports during the course of the event’s evolution. This paper focuses on the task of sum-marizing such reports. After discussing the nature of evolving events (dividing them into linearly and non-linearly evolving events), we present a methodology for the creation of summaries of evolving events as they are being described by multiple sources. At the core of this methodology lies the notion of Synchronic and Diachronic Relations (SDRs) whose aim is the identification of similarities and differences across documents. SDRs do not connect textual elements inside the text but some structures which we call messages. We present the application of our methodology via a case study.

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D. Afantenos S. (2008). Summarizing Reports on Evolving Events Part II: Non-Linear Evolution . In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-45-6, pages 3-12. DOI: 10.5220/0001730900030012


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@conference{nlpcs08,
author={Stergos D. Afantenos},
title={Summarizing Reports on Evolving Events Part II: Non-Linear Evolution},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={3-12},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001730900030012},
isbn={978-989-8111-45-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - Summarizing Reports on Evolving Events Part II: Non-Linear Evolution
SN - 978-989-8111-45-6
AU - D. Afantenos S.
PY - 2008
SP - 3
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0001730900030012