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The Effects of Human Variation in DUC Summarization Evaluation

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Author(s)

Donna K. Harman, Paul D. Over

Abstract

There is a long history of research in automatic text summarization systems by both the text retrieval and the natural language processing communities, but evaluation of such systems' output has always presented problems. One critical problem remains how to handle the unavoidable variability in human judgments at the core of all the evaluations. Sponsored by
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Text Summarization Branches Out Workshop
Conference Dates
July 25-26, 2004
Conference Location
Barcelona, SP
Conference Title
Text Summarization Branches Out Workshop

Keywords

DUC, evaluation, human variability, summarization

Citation

Harman, D. and Over, P. (2004), The Effects of Human Variation in DUC Summarization Evaluation, Proceedings of the Text Summarization Branches Out Workshop, Barcelona, SP (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created July 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017