Ranking Sentences for Extractive Summarization with Reinforcement Learning

NAACL 2018 Shashi NarayanShay B. CohenMirella Lapata

Single document summarization is the task of producing a shorter version of a document while preserving its principal information content. In this paper we conceptualize extractive summarization as a sentence ranking task and propose a novel training algorithm which globally optimizes the ROUGE evaluation metric through a reinforcement learning objective... (read more)

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