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Automatic Title Generation using EM

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posted on 1974-01-01, 00:00 authored by Paul E. Kennedy, Alexander Hauptmann
Our prototype automatic title generation system inspired by statistical machine-translation approaches [1] treats the document title like a translation of the document. Titles can be generated without extracting words from the document. A large corpus of documents with human-assigned titles is required for training title "translation" models. On an f1 evaluation score our approach outperformed another approach based on Bayesian probability estimates [7].


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