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Learning to generate Wikipedia summaries for underserved languages from Wikidata

Learning to generate Wikipedia summaries for underserved languages from Wikidata
Learning to generate Wikipedia summaries for underserved languages from Wikidata
While Wikipedia exists in 287 languages, its content is unevenly distributed among them. In this work, we investigate the generation of open domain Wikipedia summaries in underserved languages using structured data from Wikidata. To this end, we propose a neural network architecture equipped with copy actions that learns to generate single-sentence and comprehensible textual summaries from Wikidata triples. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach by evaluating it against a set of baselines on two languages of different natures: Arabic, a morphological rich language with a larger vocabulary than English, and Esperanto, a constructed language known for its easy acquisition.
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Elsahar, Hady
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Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Elsahar, Hady, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Gravier, Christophe, Laforest, Frederique, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2018) Learning to generate Wikipedia summaries for underserved languages from Wikidata. 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, United States. 01 - 06 Jun 2018. 6 pp . (In Press)

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While Wikipedia exists in 287 languages, its content is unevenly distributed among them. In this work, we investigate the generation of open domain Wikipedia summaries in underserved languages using structured data from Wikidata. To this end, we propose a neural network architecture equipped with copy actions that learns to generate single-sentence and comprehensible textual summaries from Wikidata triples. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach by evaluating it against a set of baselines on two languages of different natures: Arabic, a morphological rich language with a larger vocabulary than English, and Esperanto, a constructed language known for its easy acquisition.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2018
Venue - Dates: 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, United States, 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-06
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Local EPrints ID: 419728
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419728
PURE UUID: 145efe15-0f94-4fd1-ab8a-3ec63c054dc0
ORCID for Lucie-Aimée Kaffee: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1514-8505
ORCID for Jonathon Hare: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2921-4283
ORCID for Elena Simperl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1722-947X

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Author: Lucie-Aimée Kaffee ORCID iD
Author: Hady Elsahar
Author: Pavlos Vougiouklis
Author: Christophe Gravier
Author: Frederique Laforest
Author: Jonathon Hare ORCID iD
Author: Elena Simperl ORCID iD

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