Arabic text summarization approaches: A comparison study

Hani S. AlGhanem, Rashan H. Ajamiah


Text summarization is considered one of the essential parts of the NLP area, as it gets attention since the ’50s of the last century. Although it has evolved rapidly in the last decades for Latin languages, Arabic text summarization is still a green area for researchers. Many algorithms can be used to generate Arabic text summarization. The analysis shows that the best algorithm for single document summarization in the Arabic language is Arabic summarization using the clustering technique with word rooting capability. The unique algorithm for multi-document summarization is Text Summarization using the Centrality Concept. A detailed literature review covers Text summarization in general and Arabic text summarization in specific and its challenges.

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