Centrality Meets Centroid: A Graph-based Approach for Unsupervised Document Summarization

Haopeng Zhang, Jiawei ZHang

Unsupervised document summarization has re-acquired lots of attention in recent years thanks to its simplicity and data independence. In this paper, we propose a graph-based unsupervised approach for extractive document summarization. Instead of ranking sentences by salience and extracting sentences one by one, our approach works at a summary-level by utilizing graph centrality and centroid. We first extract summary candidates as subgraphs based on centrality from the sentence graph and then select from the summary candidates by matching to the centroid. We perform extensive experiments on two bench-marked summarization datasets, and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of our model compared to state-of-the-art baselines.

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