A Long Texts Summarization Approach to Scientific Articles

  • Cinthia M. Souza UFMG
  • Renato Vimieiro UFMG


Automatic text summarization aims at condensing the contents of a text into a simple and descriptive summary. Summarization techniques drastically benefited from the recent advances in Deep Learning. Nevertheless, these techniques are still unable to properly deal with long texts. In this work, we investigate whether the combination of summaries extracted from multiple sections of long scientific texts may enhance the quality of the summary for the whole document. We conduct experiments on a real world corpus to assess the effectiveness of our proposal. The results show that our multi-section proposal is as good as summaries generated using the entire text as input and twice as good as single section.


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SOUZA, Cinthia M.; VIMIEIRO, Renato. A Long Texts Summarization Approach to Scientific Articles. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE TECNOLOGIA DA INFORMAÇÃO E DA LINGUAGEM HUMANA (STIL), 13. , 2021, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 182-189. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/stil.2021.17797.