A Guided Text Summarization Task is a text summarization task that accepts set of aspects that are required to be covered in the textual summary.
- http://www.nist.gov/tac/2011/Summarization/ TAC 2011 Summarization Tasks
- The goal of guided summarization is to encourage a deeper linguistic (semantic) analysis of the source documents instead of relying only on document word frequencies to select important concepts. The guided summarization task is to write a 100-word summary of a set of 10 newswire articles for a given topic, where the topic falls into a predefined category. Participants (and human summarizers) are given a list of aspects for each category, and a summary must include all aspects found for its category. Additionally, an "update" component of the guided summarization task is to write a 100-word "update" summary of a subsequent 10 newswire articles for the topic, under the assumption that the user has already read the earlier articles. Summaries will be evaluated for readability, content, and overall responsiveness. (The guided summarization task was run in the TAC 2010 Summarization Track.)