A Robust and Adaptable Summarization Tool

Horacio Saggion
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
211 Portobello Street
Sheffield, England, UK
Over the last few years there has been substantial research on text summarization, but comparatively little research has been carried out on adaptable components that allow rapid development and evaluation of summarization solutions. This paper presents a set of adaptable summarization components together with well-established evaluation tools, all within the GATE paradigm. The toolkit includes resources for the computation of summarization features which are combined in order to provide functionalities for single-document, multi-document, query-based, and multi/cross-lingual summarization. The summarization tools have been successfully used in a number of applications including a fully-fledged information access system.