Can back-of-the-book indexes be automatically created?

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Abstract

Automatic creation of back-of-the-book indexes remains one of the few manual tasks related to publishing. Inspired by how human indexers work on back-of-the-book indexes creation, we present a new domain-independent, corpus-free and training-free automation approach. Given a book, the index terms will be sequentially selected according to an indexability score encoded by the structure information residing in a book as well as a novel context-aware term informativeness measurement utilizing the power of the web knowledge base such as Wikipedia. By extensive experiments on books from various domains, we show our approach to be a more effective and practical than ones that used previous keyword extraction and supervised learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2013 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Pages1745-1750
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2013Nov 1 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Other

Other22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/27/1311/1/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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