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Subject Headings: Question-based Multi-Document Summarization, SQuASH Project, DUC


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This paper describes the design of the SQUASH system, the SFU Question Answering Summary Handler, developed by members of the Natural Language Lab from the SFU School of Computing Science in order to participate in the 2006_Document Understanding Conference (DUC-2006) summarization task. The SQUASH system for DUC-2006 built upon the SQUASH system that was built for the last year’s DUC-2005 competition (Melli et al., 2005). We also present and discuss the various evaluations performed on our system output, comparing our performance to the other systems that took part in DUC-2006.


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 AuthorvolumeDate ValuetitletypejournaltitleUrldoinoteyear
2006 SQuASHDUCGabor Melli
Fred Popowich
Yang Wang
Zhongmin Shi
Yudong Liu
Anoop Sarkar
Description of SQUASH, the SFU Question Answering Summary Handler for the DUC-2006 Summarization Taskhttp://www-nlpir.nist.gov/projects/duc/pubs/2006papers/duc06squash.pdf