A Multi-document Summarization System for News Articles in Portuguese using Integer Linear Programming
Automatic Text Summarization (ATS) has been demanding intense research in recent years. Its importance is given the fact that ATS systems can aid in the processing of large amounts of textual documents. The ATS task aims to create a summary of one or more documents by extracting their most relevant information. Despite the existence of several works, researches involving the development of ATS systems for documents written in Brazilian Portuguese are still a few. In this paper, we propose a multi-document summarization system following a concept-based approach using Integer Linear Programming for the generation of summaries from news articles written in Portuguese. Experiments using the CSTNews corpus were performed to evaluate different aspects of the proposed system. The experimental results obtained regarding the ROUGE measures demonstrate that the developed system presents encourage results, outperforming other works of the literature.
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