AAAI Publications, Twenty-Second International FLAIRS Conference

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Simplification of Patent Claim Sentences for their Paraphrasing and Summarization
Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, Gerard Casamayor, Gabriela Ferraro, Leo Wanner

Last modified: 2009-03-17


We present an approach to patent claim simplification which segments claim sentences into clausal discourse units, transforms them into complete sentences, establishes coreference relations and builds a discourse structure between discourse units. The four stages are necessary to allow for the syntactic analysis of otherwise unparsable claim sentences and their regeneration using discourse structure and coreference relations in order to ensure the production of a cohesive and coherent paraphrase/summary.


sentence simplification, paraphrasing, discourse structure

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