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Title Extractive Summarization under Strict Length Constraints
Authors Yashar Mehdad, Amanda Stent, Kapil Thadani, Dragomir Radev, Youssef Billawala and Karolina Buchner
Abstract In this paper we report a comparison of various techniques for single-document extractive summarization under strict length budgets, which is a common commercial use case (e.g. summarization of news articles by news aggregators). We show that, evaluated using ROUGE, numerous algorithms from the literature fail to beat a simple lead-based baseline for this task. However, a supervised approach with lightweight and efficient features improves over the lead-based baseline. Additional human evaluation demonstrates that the supervised approach also performs competitively with a commercial system that uses more sophisticated features.
Topics Summarisation, Other
Full paper Extractive Summarization under Strict Length Constraints
Bibtex @InProceedings{MEHDAD16.311,
  author = {Yashar Mehdad and Amanda Stent and Kapil Thadani and Dragomir Radev and Youssef Billawala and Karolina Buchner},
  title = {Extractive Summarization under Strict Length Constraints},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
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