• Agnes Sandor , Anita de Waard
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July, 2012.
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Key knowledge components of biological
research papers are conveyed by
structurally and rhetorically salient
sentences that summarize the main findings
of a particular experiment. In this article
we define such sentences as Claimed
Knowledge Updates (CKUs), and propose
using them in text mining tasks. We
provide evidence that CKUs convey the
most important new factual information,
and thus demonstrate that rhetorical
salience is a systematic discourse structure
indicator in biology articles along with
structural salience. We assume that CKUs
can be detected automatically with state-of-the-
art text analysis tools, and suggest
some applications for presenting CKUs in
knowledge bases and scientific browsing interfaces.
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