News Article Teaser Tweets and How to Generate Them

Sanjeev Kumar Karn, Mark Buckley, Ulli Waltinger, Hinrich Schütze
2019 Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North  
In this work, we define the task of teaser generation and provide an evaluation benchmark and baseline systems for the process of generating teasers. A teaser is a short reading suggestion for an article that is illustrative and includes curiosity-arousing elements to entice potential readers to read particular news items. Teasers are one of the main vehicles for transmitting news to social media users. We compile a novel dataset of teasers by systematically accumulating tweets and selecting
more » ... se that conform to the teaser definition. We have compared a number of neural abstractive architectures on the task of teaser generation and the overall best performing system is See et al. (2017)'s seq2seq with pointer network.
doi:10.18653/v1/n19-1398 dblp:conf/naacl/KarnBWS19 fatcat:p22wj4sggnaofda4ydn6xxizge