Summarization of Scientific Paper through Reinforcement Ranking on Semantic Link Network

Sun, Xiaoping and Zhuge, Hai (2018). Summarization of Scientific Paper through Reinforcement Ranking on Semantic Link Network. IEEE Access ,


The Semantic Link Network is a semantics modeling method for effective information services. This paper proposes a new text summarization approach that extracts Semantic Link Network from scientific paper consisting of language units of different granularities as nodes and semantic links between the nodes, and then ranks the nodes to select Top-k sentences to compose summary. A set of assumptions for reinforcing representative nodes is set to reflect the core of paper. Then, Semantic Link Networks with different types of node and links are constructed with different combinations of the assumptions. Finally, an iterative ranking algorithm is designed for calculating the weight vectors of the nodes in a converged iteration process. The iteration approximately approaches a stable weight vector of sentence nodes, which is ranked to select Top-k high-rank nodes for composing summary. We designed six types of ranking models on Semantic Link Networks for evaluation. Both objective assessment and intuitive assessment show that ranking Semantic Link Network of language units can significantly help identify the representative sentences. This work not only provides a new approach to summarizing text based on extraction of semantic links from text but also verifies the effectiveness of adopting the Semantic Link Network in rendering the core of text. The proposed approach can be applied to implementing other summarization applications such as generating an extended abstract, the mind map and the bulletin points for making the slides of a given paper. It can be easily extended by incorporating more semantic links to improve text summarization and other information services.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science research group
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Published Date: 2018-07-17
Authors: Sun, Xiaoping
Zhuge, Hai



Version: Accepted Version

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