Fractal Summarization: Summarization Based on Fractal Theory

Christopher C. Yang, Fu Lee Wang

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In this paper, we introduce the fractal summarization model based on the fractal theory. In fractal summarization, the important information is captured from the source text by exploring the hierarchical structure and salient features of the document. A condensed version of the document that is informatively close to the original is produced iteratively using the contractive transformation in the fractal theory. User evaluation has shown that fractal summarization outperforms traditional summarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalSIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval)
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2003 - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: 28 Jul 20031 Aug 2003


  • Document summarization
  • Fractal summarization


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