Automatic Analysis, Theme Generation, and Summarization of Machine-Readable Texts

Science  03 Jun 1994:
Vol. 264, Issue 5164, pp. 1421-1426
DOI: 10.1126/science.264.5164.1421


Vast amounts of text material are now available in machine-readable form for automatic processing. Here, approaches are outlined for manipulating and accessing texts in arbitrary subject areas in accordance with user needs. In particular, methods are given for determining text themes, traversing texts selectively, and extracting summary statements that reflect text content.