Content summarisation of conversation in the context of virtual meetings: An enhanced TextRank approach

Antonios Nanos, Anne James, Rahat Iqbal, Yih-Ling Hedley

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Abstract

Organisations now frequently rely on virtual collaboration through the use of computer technology. After a sequence of meetings, participants may only need to refer to the most important points rather than the whole meeting proceedings. This paper addresses the need for automated meeting summarisation in virtual meeting systems. An extraction approach to summarisation is adopted and a new algorithm is proposed by extending the TextRank algorithm to include constructs representing the structure of the meeting. This helps extract the most relevant sentences from the meeting transcript. The proposed method was evaluated in the context of student-tutor meetings. Results show that harnessing and utilising the structure of a virtual meeting can lead to more relevant automated summaries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 21st International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6199-0, 978-1-5090-6198-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6200-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
EventIEEE 21st International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 26 Apr 201728 Apr 2017
http://cscwd17.sim.vuw.ac.nz/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 21st International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Abbreviated titleCSCWD2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period26/04/1728/04/17
Internet address

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Brain modeling
  • Schedules
  • Tools
  • Protocols
  • Business
  • virtual meeting summarisation
  • cscw
  • structured meeting
  • Textrank

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    Nanos, A., James, A., Iqbal, R., & Hedley, Y-L. (2017). Content summarisation of conversation in the context of virtual meetings: An enhanced TextRank approach. In 2017 IEEE 21st International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2017.8066672