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From Text Summarisation to Style-Specific Summarisation for Broadcast News

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  • Heidi Christensen
  • BalaKrishna Kolluru
  • Yoshihiko Gotoh
  • Steve Renals

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Retrieval
Subtitle of host publication26th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2004, Sunderland, UK, April 5-7, 2004. Proceedings
EditorsSharon McDonald, John Tait
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-24752-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-21382-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event26th European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2004) - Sunderland, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20047 Apr 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference26th European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2004)
CountryUnited Kingdom


In this paper we report on a series of experiments investigating the path from text-summarisation to style-specific summarisation of spoken news stories. We show that the portability of traditional text summarisation features to broadcast news is dependent on the diffusiveness of the information in the broadcast news story. An analysis of two categories of news stories (containing only read speech or some spontaneous speech) demonstrates the importance of the style and the quality of the transcript, when extracting the summary-worthy information content. Further experiments indicate the advantages of doing style-specific summarisation of broadcast news.


26th European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2004)


Sunderland, United Kingdom

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