Previous approaches for automatic lay summarisation are exclusively reliant on the source article that, given it is written for a technical audience (e. g., researchers), is unlikely to explicitly define all technical concepts or state all of the background information that is relevant for a lay audience.
Abstracts derived from biomedical literature possess distinct domain-specific characteristics, including specialised writing styles and biomedical terminologies, which necessitate a deep understanding of the related literature.
This paper presents the results of the shared task on Lay Summarisation of Biomedical Research Articles (BioLaySumm), hosted at the BioNLP Workshop at ACL 2023.
Lay summarisation aims to jointly summarise and simplify a given text, thus making its content more comprehensible to non-experts.
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