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A System for Summarizing Scientific Topics Starting from Keywords

Rahul Jha, Amjad Abu-Jbara and Dragomir Radev

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Short Papers (ACL Short Papers 2013)
Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9, 2013


In this paper, we investigate the problem of automatic generation of scientific surveys starting from keywords provided by a user. We present a system that can take a topic query as input and generate a survey of the topic by first selecting a set of relevant documents, and then selecting sentences from those documents. We discuss the issues of robust evaluation of such systems and describe an evaluation corpus we generated by manually extracting factoids, or information units from 47 gold standard documents (surveys and tutorials) on 7 topics in Natural Language Processing and manually annotating 2,625 sentences with these factoids. We present evaluation results of different variations of our system using this data.

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