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NLP Technologies Contributes to a Chapter in the Book Innovative Document Summarization Techniques: Revolutionizing Knowledge Understanding, January 2014

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Atefeh Farzindar, CEO of NLP Technologies, has helped write a chapter in a book on advances in data mining and database management, Innovative Document Summarization Techniques: Revolutionizing Knowledge Understanding, edited by Alessandro Fiori (Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Italy), and published by IGI Global.

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Chapter 6: Social Network Integration in Document Summarization (pp. 139-162)
Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies Inc., Canada & Université de Montréal, Canada)


In this chapter, the author presents the new role of summarization in the dynamic network of social media and its importance in semantic analysis of social media and large data. The author introduces how summarization tasks can improve social media retrieval and event detection. The author discusses the challenges in social media data versus traditional documents. The author presents the approaches to social media summarization and methods for update summarization, network activities summarization, event-based summarization, and opinion summarization. The author reviews the existing evaluation metrics for summarization and the efforts on evaluation shared tasks on social data related tracks by ACL, TREC, TAC, and SemEval. In conclusion, the author discusses the importance of this dynamic discipline and great potential of automatic summarization in the coming decade, in the context of changes in mobile technology, cloud computing, and social networking.