The Use of MMR and Diversity-Based Reranking for Reodering Documents and Producing SummariesProceedings of the 21st meeting of International ACM SIGIR Conference
Date of Original Version8-1-1998
Abstract or DescriptionThis paper presents a method for combining query-relevance with information-novelty in the context of text retrieval and summarization. The Maximal Marginal Relevance (MMR) criterion strives to reduce redundancy while maintaining query relevance in re-ranking retrieved documents and in selecting appropriate passages for text summarization. Preliminary results indicate some benefits for MMR diversity ranking in document retrieval and in single document summarization. The latter are borne out by the recent results of the SUMMAC conference in the evaluation of summarization systems. However, the clearest advantage is demonstrated in constructing non-redundant multi-document summaries, where MMR results are clearly superior to non-MMR passage selection.
Citation InformationJaime G. Carbonell and Jade Goldstein. "The Use of MMR and Diversity-Based Reranking for Reodering Documents and Producing Summaries" Proceedings of the 21st meeting of International ACM SIGIR Conference (1998) p. 335 - 336
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