automatic abstracting

automatic abstracting

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′ab‚strakt·iŋ]
(computer science)
Techniques whereby, on the basis of statistical properties, a subset of the sentences in a document is selected as representative of the general content of that document.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Applications of template mining techniques for automatic abstracting can be traced back to 1981 when Paice (1981) used what he called indicator phrases (such as "the results of this study imply that ...") to extract topics and results reported in scientific papers for generating automatic abstracts.
At the same time, more sophisticated search engine software has emerged in the last few years, software capable of sophisticated analyses, sorting, thesaurus construction, automatic abstracting and indexing, visualization, linkages, etc.
We conclude that automatic abstracting should be controlled by a parameter describing the purpose of the abstract.

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