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News Editorials: Towards Summarizing Long Argumentative Texts

Syed, Shahbaz and El Baff, Roxanne and Kiesel, Johannes and Al Khatib, Khalid and Stein, Benno and Potthast, Martin (2020) News Editorials: Towards Summarizing Long Argumentative Texts. In: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 28, pp. 5384-5396. International Committee on Computational Linguistics. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 08-13 Dec 2020, Barcelon, Spain (Online).

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Official URL: https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.coling-main.470

Abstract

The automatic summarization of argumentative texts has hardly been explored. This paper takes a further step in this direction, targeting news editorials, i.e., opinionated articles with a well-defined argumentation structure. With Webis-EditorialSum-2020, we present a corpus of 1330 carefully curated summaries for 266 news editorials. We evaluate these summaries based on a tailored annotation scheme, where a high-quality summary is expected to be thesis-indicative, persuasive, reasonable, concise, and self-contained. Our corpus contains at least three high-quality summaries for about 90% of the editorials, rendering it a valuable resource for the development and evaluation of summarization technology for long argumentative texts. We further report details of both, an in-depth corpus analysis, and the evaluation of two extractive summarization models.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/140167/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Title:News Editorials: Towards Summarizing Long Argumentative Texts
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Syed, ShahbazLeipzig UniversityUNSPECIFIED
El Baff, RoxanneGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6661-8661
Kiesel, JohannesBauhaus-Universität WeimarUNSPECIFIED
Al Khatib, KhalidLeipzig UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Stein, BennoBauhaus-Universität WeimarUNSPECIFIED
Potthast, MartinLeipzig UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:28
Page Range:pp. 5384-5396
Publisher:International Committee on Computational Linguistics
Series Name:Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Status:Published
Keywords:natural language processing, computational argumentation, argument summarization, summarization
Event Title:Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Event Location:Barcelon, Spain (Online)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:08-13 Dec 2020
Organizer:Donia Scott, Nuria Bel, Chengqing Zong
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Software Technology
Institute for Software Technology > Intelligent and Distributed Systems
Deposited By: El Baff, Roxanne
Deposited On:11 Jan 2021 14:17
Last Modified:11 Jan 2021 14:17

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