Title: Fuzzy logic-based single document summarisation with improved sentence scoring technique

Authors: Darshna Patel; Hitesh Chhinkaniwala

Addresses: Research Scholar, C.U. Shah University-Wadhwan, Surendranagar-Gujarat, India ' Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad-Gujarat, India

Abstract: Text summarisation is compressed or condensed version of any text document. Due to increasing use of digitisation, massive amount of information is available on internet. Text summarisation is an emerging alternative for users to find relative information in automated shortened versions. In this paper we propose single document summarisation technique using shallow features of sentence to generate summary. The weight of sentences is calculated by applying score of different words and sentence-based statistical features. Here, most salient sentences are selected based on weight of sentences and are put together to generate summary. This is modeled using fuzzy inference system. This approach utilises fuzzy inference and fuzzy measures to find most significant sentences. The result of our proposed method is compared with other methods using recall oriented understudy for Gisting evaluation (ROUGE-N) measures on document understanding conferences (DUC) 2002 dataset and results show that our proposed method outperforms a few baseline methods.

Keywords: text mining; extractive summarisation; text summarisation; feature extraction; fuzzy logic; statistical features; rouge score; DUC data; sentence scoring.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKEDM.2018.092816

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, 2018 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.125 - 138

Received: 25 Jan 2018
Accepted: 07 Apr 2018

Published online: 19 Jun 2018 *

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