SIGdial 2015

16th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

ExB Text Summarizer

Stefan Thomas, Christian Beutenmuller, Xose de la Puente, Robert Remus and Stefan Bordag
We present our state of the art multilingual text summarizer capable of single as well as multi-document text summarization. The algorithm is based on repeated application of TextRank on a sentence similarity graph, a bag of words model for sentence similarity and a number of linguistic pre- and post-processing steps using standard NLP tools. We submitted this algorithm for two different tasks of the MultiLing 2015 summarization challenge: Multilingual Singledocument Summarization and Multilingual Multi-document Summarization.