Accession Number:

ADA460929

Title:

Hedge Trimmer: A Parse-and-Trim Approach to Headline Generation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper presents Hedge Trimmer a HEaDline GEneration system that creates a headline for a newspaper story using linguistically-motivated heuristics to guide the choice of a potential headline. We present feasibility tests used to establish the validity of an approach that constructs a headline by selecting words in order from a story. In addition we describe experimental results that demonstrate the effectiveness of our linguistically-motivated approach over a HMM-based model using both human evaluation and automatic metrics for comparing the two approaches.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE