Paper: Generating Summaries of Line Graphs

ACL ID W14-4413
Title Generating Summaries of Line Graphs
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

This demo presents a Natural Language Gener- ation (NLG) system that generates summaries of informational graphics, specifically simple line graphs, present in popular media. The sys- tem is intended to capture the high-level knowledge conveyed by the graphic and its out- standing visual features. It comprises a content selection phase that extracts the most important content of the graphic, an organization phase, which orders the propositions in a coherent manner, and a realization phase that uses the text surrounding the article to make decisions on the choice of lexical items and amount of ag- gregation applied to the propositions to gener- ate the summary of the graphic.