ML p(r)ior | An Automatic Method of Finding Topic Boundaries

An Automatic Method of Finding Topic Boundaries

9406017 | cmp-lg
This article outlines a new method of locating discourse boundaries based on lexical cohesion and a graphical technique called dotplotting. The application of dotplotting to discourse segmentation can be performed either manually, by examining a graph, or automatically, using an optimization algorithm. The results of two experiments involving automatically locating boundaries between a series of concatenated documents are presented. Areas of application and future directions for this work are also outlined.

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