Summarising News Stories for Children

Advaith Siddharthan, Iain MacDonald

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This paper proposes a system to automatically
summarise news articles in a manner
suitable for children by deriving and combining
statistical ratings for how important,
positively oriented and easy to read
each sentence is. Our results demonstrate
that this approach succeeds in generating
summaries that are suitable for children,
and that there is further scope for combining
this extractive approach with abstractive
methods used in text simplification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2016), Edinburgh, Scotland
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-3116-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe 9th International Natural Language Generation conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20165 Sept 2016


ConferenceThe 9th International Natural Language Generation conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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