Paper: Generating and Validating Abstracts of Meeting Conversations: a User Study

ACL ID W10-4211
Title Generating and Validating Abstracts of Meeting Conversations: a User Study
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

of Meeting Conversations: a User Study Gabriel Murray gabrielm@cs.ubc.ca Giuseppe Carenini carenini@cs.ubc.ca Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Raymond Ng rng@cs.ubc.ca Abstract In this paper we present a complete sys- tem for automatically generating natural language abstracts of meeting conversa- tions. This system is comprised of com- ponents relating to interpretation of the meeting documents according to a meet- ing ontology, transformation or content selection from that source representation to a summary representation, and gener- ation of new summary text. In a forma- tive user study, we compare this approach to gold-standard human abstracts and ex- tracts to gauge the usefulness of the dif- ferent summary types for browsing meet-