11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

The Impact of ASR on Abstractive vs. Extractive Meeting Summaries

Gabriel Murray, Giuseppe Carenini, Raymond Ng

University of British Columbia, Canada

In this paper we describe a complete abstractive summarizer for meeting conversations, and evaluate the usefulness of the automatically generated abstracts in a browsing task. We contrast these abstracts with extracts for use in a meeting browser and investigate the effects of manual versus ASR transcripts on both summary types.

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Bibliographic reference.  Murray, Gabriel / Carenini, Giuseppe / Ng, Raymond (2010): "The impact of ASR on abstractive vs. extractive meeting summaries", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 1688-1691.