Paper: Generating Baseball Summaries from Multiple Perspectives by Reordering Content

ACL ID W08-1124
Title Generating Baseball Summaries from Multiple Perspectives by Reordering Content
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper presents a reordering algorithm for generating multiple stories from different per- spectives based on a single baseball game. We takeadescriptionofagameandaneutralsum- mary, reorder the content of the neutral sum- marybasedoneventfeatures,andproducetwo summaries that the users rated as showing per- spectives of each of the two teams. We de- scribe the results from an initial user survey that revealed the power of reordering on the users’ perception of perspective. Then we de- scribe our reordering algorithm which was de- rived from analyzing the corpus of local news- paper articles of teams involved in the games as well as a neutral corpus for the respective games. The resulting reordering algorithm is successful at turning a neutral article into two differentsummaryarticlest...