Mining Wikipedia Revision Histories for Improving Sentence Compression

@inproceedings{Yamangil2008MiningWR,
  title={Mining Wikipedia Revision Histories for Improving Sentence Compression},
  author={Elif Yamangil and Rani Nelken},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2008}
}
A well-recognized limitation of research on supervised sentence compression is the dearth of available training data. We propose a new and bountiful resource for such training data, which we obtain by mining the revision history of Wikipedia for sentence compressions and expansions. Using only a fraction of the available Wikipedia data, we have collected a training corpus of over 380,000 sentence pairs, two orders of magnitude larger than the standardly used Ziff-Davis corpus. Using this… CONTINUE READING
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