Paper: SIDE: The Summarization Integrated Development Environment

ACL ID P08-4007
Title SIDE: The Summarization Integrated Development Environment
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

In this type-II demo, we introduce SIDE1 (the Summarization Integrated Development Envi- ronment), an infrastructure that facilitates construction of summaries tailored to the needs of the user. It aims to address the issue that there is no such thing as the perfect sum- mary for all purposes. Rather, the quality of a summary is subjective, task dependent, and possibly specific to a user. The SIDE frame- work allows users flexibility in determining what they find more useful in a summary, both in terms of structure and content. As an educational tool, it has been successfully user tested by a class of 21 students in a graduate course on Summarization and Personal Infor- mation Management.