Paper: A Template-based Abstractive Meeting Summarization: Leveraging Summary and Source Text Relationships

ACL ID W14-4407
Title A Template-based Abstractive Meeting Summarization: Leveraging Summary and Source Text Relationships
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

A Template-based Abstractive Meeting Summarization: Leveraging Summary and Source Text Relationships Tatsuro Oya, Yashar Mehdad, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng Department of Computer Science University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada {toya, mehdad, carenini, rng}@cs.ubc.ca Abstract In this paper, we present an automatic abstractive summarization system of meeting conversations. Our system ex- tends a novel multi-sentence fusion algo- rithm in order to generate abstract tem- plates. It also leverages the relationship between summaries and their source meeting transcripts to select the best templates for generating abstractive summaries of meetings. Our manual and automatic evaluation results demonstrate the success of our system in achieving higher scores both ...