Paper: Analysis Of Titles And Readers For Title Generation Centered On The Readers

ACL ID C02-1133
Title Analysis Of Titles And Readers For Title Generation Centered On The Readers
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors
  • Yasuko Senda (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo Japan; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan)
  • Yaushi Shinohara (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo Japan)

The title of a document has two roles, to give a compact summary and to lead the reader to read the document. Conventional title gener- ation focuses on finding key expressions from the author’s wording in the document to give a compact summary and pays little attention to the reader’s interest. To make the title play its second role properly, it is indispensable to clarify the content (“what to say”) and word- ing (“how to say”) of titles that are effective to attract the target reader’s interest. In this arti- cle, we first identify typical content and wording of titles aimed at general readers in a compar- ative study between titles of technical papers and headlines rewritten for newspapers. Next, we describe the results of a questionnaire sur- vey on the effects of the ...