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LexRank text summarization

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info:LexRank algorithm for text summarization
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Installation

pip install lexrank

Usage

In the following example we use BBC news dataset as a corpus of documents.

from lexrank import STOPWORDS, LexRank
from path import Path

documents = []
documents_dir = Path('bbc/politics')

for file_path in documents_dir.files('*.txt'):
    with file_path.open(mode='rt', encoding='utf-8') as fp:
        documents.append(fp.readlines())

lxr = LexRank(documents, stopwords=STOPWORDS['en'])

sentences = [
    'One of David Cameron\'s closest friends and Conservative allies, '
    'George Osborne rose rapidly after becoming MP for Tatton in 2001.',

    'Michael Howard promoted him from shadow chief secretary to the '
    'Treasury to shadow chancellor in May 2005, at the age of 34.',

    'Mr Osborne took a key role in the election campaign and has been at '
    'the forefront of the debate on how to deal with the recession and '
    'the UK\'s spending deficit.',

    'Even before Mr Cameron became leader the two were being likened to '
    'Labour\'s Blair/Brown duo. The two have emulated them by becoming '
    'prime minister and chancellor, but will want to avoid the spats.',

    'Before entering Parliament, he was a special adviser in the '
    'agriculture department when the Tories were in government and later '
    'served as political secretary to William Hague.',

    'The BBC understands that as chancellor, Mr Osborne, along with the '
    'Treasury will retain responsibility for overseeing banks and '
    'financial regulation.',

    'Mr Osborne said the coalition government was planning to change the '
    'tax system \"to make it fairer for people on low and middle '
    'incomes\", and undertake \"long-term structural reform\" of the '
    'banking sector, education and the welfare state.',
]

# get summary with classical LexRank algorithm
summary = lxr.get_summary(sentences, summary_size=2, threshold=.1)
print(summary)

# ['Mr Osborne said the coalition government was planning to change the tax '
#  'system "to make it fairer for people on low and middle incomes", and '
#  'undertake "long-term structural reform" of the banking sector, education and '
#  'the welfare state.',
#  'The BBC understands that as chancellor, Mr Osborne, along with the Treasury '
#  'will retain responsibility for overseeing banks and financial regulation.']


# get summary with continuous LexRank
# default value for 'summary_size' is 1 and 'threshold' is not referenced
summary_cont = lxr.get_summary(sentences, discretize=False)
print(summary_cont)

# ['The BBC understands that as chancellor, Mr Osborne, along with the Treasury '
#  'will retain responsibility for overseeing banks and financial regulation.']

# get LexRank scores for sentences
# when 'normalize' is True, all the scores are divided by the maximal one
# 'fast_power_method' speeds up the calculation, but requires more memory
scores_cont = lxr.rank_sentences(
    sentences,
    discretize=False,
    normalize=True,
    fast_power_method=False,
)
print(scores_cont)

# [0.9193576793242669,
#  0.7602507729889821,
#  0.939832498150748,
#  0.6985590010158195,
#  0.6844271578353363,
#  1.0,
#  0.9036049881647119]

Stop words for 22 languages are included into the package. To define your own mapping of stop words, prepare text files with utf-8 encoding where words are separated by newlines. Then use the command

assemble_stopwords --source_dir directory_with_txt_files

that replaces the default mapping. Note that names of .txt files are used as keys in STOPWORDS dictionary.

Tests

Tests are not supplied with the package, to run them you need to clone the repository and install additional dependencies.

# ensure virtualenv is activated
make install-dev

Run linter and tests

make lint
make test

References

Güneş Erkan and Dragomir R. Radev: LexRank: Graph-based Lexical Centrality as Salience in Text Summarization.

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