Locating thematic pinpoints in narrative texts with short phrases Conference Paper uri icon


  • Traditional implementations provide only limited assistance for locating the information in narrative texts relevant to a certain point of interest. We are investigating providing a "reading wheel" for such purposes. The first step of the bigger picture, as inspired by the editorial compilation of a textbook's index, is an attempt to locate thematically coherent sentences to a given short phrase. In this paper, we propose a two-step methodology to increase the search performance and examine its effectiveness in a test study. We describe the experimental setup and report on the quantitative evaluation of the techniques involved. Copyright 2007 ACM.

name of conference

  • the 2007 conference

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 2007 conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '07

author list (cited authors)

  • Deng, J., Furuta, R., & Urbina, E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Deng, Jie||Furuta, Richard||Urbina, Eduardo

publication date

  • January 2007