Automatic Summarization of Arabic Texts

Document Type : Original Article


In this article, the linguistic and statistical approaches used in text
summarization are presented. Statistical approach is adopted to build an Arabic
text summarization system. Morphological analysis of words of the original text is
used to support a heuristic for selecting the summary sentences. Evaluation of the
proposed system is introduced. Primary subjective evaluation, based on
Compression Ratio and Retention Ratio, showed that the used approach is effective
and efficient, and performance of the system is promising.