Generating Summaries of Sets of Consumer Products: Learning from Experiments

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We explored the task of creating a textual summary describing a large set of objects characterised by a small number of features using an e-commerce dataset. When a set of consumer products is large and varied, it can be difficult for a consumer to understand how the products in the set differ; consequently, it can be challenging to choose the most suitable product from the set. To assist consumers, we generated high-level summaries of product sets. Two generation algorithms are presented, discussed, and evaluated with human users. Our evaluation results suggest a positive contribution to consumers’ understanding of the domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
PublisherACL Anthology
Pages403-407
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-948087-86-5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
Event11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2018) - Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018

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Conference11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2018)
CountryNetherlands
CityTilburg
Period5/11/188/11/18

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Kuptavanich, K., Reiter, E., Van Deemter, K., & Siddharthan, A. (2018). Generating Summaries of Sets of Consumer Products: Learning from Experiments. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (pp. 403-407). [W18-6548 ] ACL Anthology.

Generating Summaries of Sets of Consumer Products : Learning from Experiments. / Kuptavanich, Kittipitch; Reiter, Ehud; Van Deemter, Kees; Siddharthan, Advaith.

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation . ACL Anthology, 2018. p. 403-407 W18-6548 .

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Kuptavanich, K, Reiter, E, Van Deemter, K & Siddharthan, A 2018, Generating Summaries of Sets of Consumer Products: Learning from Experiments. in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation ., W18-6548 , ACL Anthology, pp. 403-407, 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2018) , Tilburg, Netherlands, 5/11/18.
Kuptavanich K, Reiter E, Van Deemter K, Siddharthan A. Generating Summaries of Sets of Consumer Products: Learning from Experiments. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation . ACL Anthology. 2018. p. 403-407. W18-6548
Kuptavanich, Kittipitch ; Reiter, Ehud ; Van Deemter, Kees ; Siddharthan, Advaith. / Generating Summaries of Sets of Consumer Products : Learning from Experiments. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation . ACL Anthology, 2018. pp. 403-407
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