Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:6008 pages:711-723
11th international conference on intelligent text processing and computational linguistics location:Iaşi, Romania date:21-27 March 2010
Sentence compression is a valuable task in the framework of text summarization. In this paper we compress sentences from news articles from Dutch and Flemish newspapers written in Dutch using an integer linear programming approach. We rely on the Alpino parser available for Dutch and on the Latent Words Language Model. We demonstrate that the integer linear programming approach yields good results for compressing Dutch sentences, despite the large freedom in word order.