Interpretation of primary texts to condense their content for composing new limited-size secondary ones

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Mkrtchyan G. A., Vecherinina E. A., Cheprakova L. A.

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia


The types of newly-composed small-sized (succinct) secondary documents obtained by condensing the content of primary source texts, currently in use in information service, are considered. The treatment of the theoretical aspects of the problem, as well as the techniques of work on the source texts in composing the secondary ones, are presented as identical both for professionals working in information networks and for students getting respective training at universities. Besides, in the latter case the treatment of source texts, selecting the valuable information, and the reconstruction of new secondary texts is considered to be a powerful means for teaching the students and for checking the results of training. All the secondary texts named in the paper are adequately described; their definition and basic characteristics, as well as the specific features with which one text differs from another, are presented.

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