Idiap Abstract Text Summarization System for German Text Summarization Task

Shantipriya Parida, Petr Motlícek
2019 Swiss Text Analytics Conference  
Text summarization is considered as a challenging task in the NLP community. The availability of datasets for the task of multilingual text summarization is rare, and such datasets are difficult to construct. In this work, we build an abstract text summarizer for the German language text using the state-of-the-art "Transformer" model. We propose an iterative data augmentation approach which uses synthetic data along with the real summarization data for the German language. To generate synthetic
more » ... data, the Common Crawl (German) dataset is exploited, which covers different domains. The synthetic data is effective for the low resource conditions, and is particularly helpful for multilingual scenario where availability of summarizing data is still a challenging issue.
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