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Bringing Structure into Summaries: Crowdsourcing a Benchmark Corpus of Concept Maps

Abstract · Apr 14, 2017 15:23 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Tobias Falke
  • Iryna Gurevych

Concept maps can be used to concisely represent important information and bring structure into large document collections. Therefore, we study a variant of multi-document summarization that produces summaries in the form of concept maps. However, suitable evaluation datasets for this task are currently missing. To close this gap, we present a newly created corpus of concept maps that summarize heterogeneous collections of web documents on educational topics. It was created using a novel crowdsourcing approach that allows us to efficiently determine important elements in large document collections. We release the corpus along with a baseline system and proposed evaluation protocol to enable further research on this variant of summarization.

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