A survey on the dataset, techniques, and evaluation metric used for abstractive text summarization

Shivani Sharma, Gaurav Aggarwal, Bipin Kumar Rai


Whenever there is too much information out there, it is desirable to summarize. If humans are trying to create the summary, it will take lot of time. Now to make the problem of summarizing information easier and more effortless one can automate the summarization process which can reduce the time taken in creating summary. This is called as automatic summarization. The two ways of summarization are extractive summarization and abstractive summarization. Extractive summarization and its applications have been the subject of extensive research and have received state of art solution. But abstractive summarization still is a progressive field as it is difficult to create abstractive summary as humans do. Also, it is still a question i.e., how to evaluate the quality of a summary? therefore, this paper is a comprehensive survey on the dataset used with its details and statistics, analysis of various abstractive summarization techniques and important parameters for evaluating the quality of summary. Deep leaning based models have given new direction in this field. The author also focuses on problems and challenges faced in the generation of summary which are opening the future research scope in this domain.


abstractive summarization; attention mechanism; automatic text summarization; deep learning; extractive summarization; transformers;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.12928/telkomnika.v22i3.25512


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