“abridgements which express nontrivially the conceptual content and development of topic in a text”

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Summary Extraction Algorithm Generated Using Lexical Links

This summarisation tool is a sentence extractor designed to create abridgements which express nontrivially the conceptual content and development of topic in a text. It exploits the patterns of lexical repetition across a text by finding links and bonds between its sentences.

A demonstration system is available for registered partners.

See Textual Distraction as a Basis for Evaluating Automatic Summarisers by A. Renouf & A. Kehoe for further details and an evaluation.

The concepts of links and bonds were also used in the SHARES project to measure document similarity.