Using tweets to help sentence compression for news highlights generation

Zhongyu Wei, Yang Liu, Chen Li, Wei Gao

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We explore using relevant tweets of a given news article to help sentence compression for generating compressive news highlights. We extend an unsupervised dependency-tree based sentence compression approach by incorporating tweet information to weight the tree edge in terms of informativeness and syntactic importance. The experimental results on a public corpus that contains both news articles and relevant tweets show that our proposed tweets guided sentence compression method can improve the summarization performance significantly compared to the baseline generic sentence compression method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media Content Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationNatural Language Processing and Beyond
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789813223615
ISBN (Print)9789813223608
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Wei, Z., Liu, Y., Li, C., & Gao, W. (2017). Using tweets to help sentence compression for news highlights generation. In Social Media Content Analysis: Natural Language Processing and Beyond (pp. 309-320). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.