Corpora: Summary "Cue words/phrases"

Noemi Preissner (noemi@CoLi.Uni-SB.DE)
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 16:06:40 +0100 (MET)

> I am working on an HTML summarizer in which I would like to use several
> heuristics in parallel - one of them being lexical or phrasal cues, such
> as "to summarize", "in conclusion", "in this article" etc. (since frag-
> ments following such patterns probably are highly relevant).
> Does anybody know if lists of this kind have been made publicly available
> somewhere (for English, French and/or German)?


as a reaction to the above posting Geoffrey Sampson (thank you!) suggested
to have a look at the work of John Self of Lancaster University who seems to
have done a lot of work on automating summary writing using cue phrases.

Matt Crocker and Robert Dale pointed me towards Simone Teufel, who is doing
her PhD on this sort of summarization. I got in touch with her and although
her own list is not publicly available since she has not yet finished her
thesis, she gave me a list of interesting articles treating the subject. If
anybody is interested in the list, just tell me, I will forward it.

Noemi <>