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Leveraging DUC

TitleLeveraging DUC
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCopeck, T, Inkpen, D, Kazantseva, A, Kennedy, A, Kipp, D, Nastase, V, Szpakowicz, S
Conference NameDocument Understanding Conference (DUC)
PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Keywordsautomatic summarization

Work at the University of Ottawa on text summarization in connection with the Document Understanding Conference 2006 advanced along two tracks. We continued to refine and expand the corpus of SCU-marked documents which we created last year from materials that conference participants received from the group at Columbia University. We also developed an internal manual summary evaluation scheme based on the same responsiveness and quality criteria that NIST's evaluators apply. This scheme and a ranking procedure employing the SCU-marked corpus allowed us to evaluate various heuristics that members of our team implemented. Our DUC submission ultimately incorporated elements of three specialized research projects. This is how in 2006 we took advantage of our continuing involvement in DUC.