Can You Summarize This? Identifying Correlates of Input Difficulty for Multi-Document Summarization

@inproceedings{Nenkova2008CanYS,
  title={Can You Summarize This? Identifying Correlates of Input Difficulty for Multi-Document Summarization},
  author={Ani Nenkova and Annie Louis},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2008}
}
Different summarization requirements could make the writing of a good summary more difficult, or easier. Summary length and the characteristics of the input are such constraints influencing the quality of a potential summary. In this paper we report the results of a quantitative analysis on data from large-scale evaluations of multi-document summarization, empirically confirming this hypothesis. We further show that features measuring the cohesiveness of the input are highly correlated with… CONTINUE READING
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