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Resources for the evaluation of summarization techniques

McKeown, Kathleen; Kan, Min-Yen; Klanvas, Judith L.; Lee, Susan

We report on two corpora to be used in the evaluation of component systems for the tasks of (1) linear segmentation of text and (2) summary-directed sentence extraction. We present characteristics of the corpora, methods used in the collection of user judgments, and an overview of the application of the corpora to evaluating the component system. Finally, we discuss the problems and issues with construction of the test set which apply broadly to the construction of evaluation resources for language technologies.


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Computer Science
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
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April 29, 2013