Paper: Summarize What You Are Interested In: An Optimization Framework for Interactive Personalized Summarization

ACL ID D11-1124
Title Summarize What You Are Interested In: An Optimization Framework for Interactive Personalized Summarization
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

Most traditional summarization methods treat their outputs as static and plain texts, which fail to capture user interests during summa- rization because the generated summaries are the same for different users. However, users have individual preferences on a particular source document collection and obviously a universal summary for all users might not al- ways be satisfactory. Hence we investigate an important and challenging problem in sum- mary generation, i.e., Interactive Personalized Summarization (IPS), which generates sum- maries in an interactive and personalized man- ner. Given the source documents, IPS captures user interests by enabling interactive clicks and incorporates personalization by model- ing captured reader preference. We develop experimental systems to compare 5 riv...