Generating synopses for document-element search

Sumit Bhatia, Shibamouli Lahiri, Prasenjit Mitra

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Abstract

Scientists often search for document-elements like tables, figures, or algorithm pseudo-codes. Domain scientists and researchers report important data, results and algorithms using these document-elements; readers want to compare the reported results with their findings. Some document-element search engines have been proposed (especially to search for tables and figures) to make this task easier. While searching for document-elements today, the end-user is presented with the caption of the document-element and a sentence in the document text that refers to the document-element. Oftentimes, the caption and the reference text do not contain enough information to interpret the document-element. In this paper, we present the first set of methods to extract this useful information (synopsis) related to document-elements automatically. We also investigate the problem of choosing the optimum synopsis-size that strikes a balance between information content and size of the generated synopses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings
Pages2003-2006
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventACM 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009 - Hong Kong
Duration: 2 Nov 20096 Nov 2009

Other

OtherACM 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009
CityHong Kong
Period2/11/096/11/09

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Keywords

  • Classification
  • Document-element
  • Summarization
  • Synopses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)

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Bhatia, S., Lahiri, S., & Mitra, P. (2009). Generating synopses for document-element search. In International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings (pp. 2003-2006) https://doi.org/10.1145/1645953.1646287