I wouldn't attempt a refactoring without knowing a lot more about the application as a whole. But when I see two bits of code as similar as the two you showed, and especially if there were several more that followed the same pattern, then I would be looking for another layer of template that takes fewer parameters.
However, XSLT 1.0 is always going to be verbose, there's no way around it. Move to 2.0 if you can.
Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference