Towards Better Evaluation of Abstractive Summarization

This post is about our paper “SSAS: Semantic Similarity for Abstractive Summarization” which is presented at IJCNLP 2017, Taipei, Taiwan.

Automated text summarization has been around for a long time. Since this involves text generated by systems, there is a need for proper evaluation metrics to evaluate the performance of summarization systems. Traditionally, the two popular approaches for summarization are ‘Extractive Summarization’ and ‘Abstractive Summarization’. Continue reading “Towards Better Evaluation of Abstractive Summarization”


Closing GSoC.. Final code submission

So, finally I made it to the end of my project. It was a great experience working with phpMyAdmin through the summer. Since final evaluations are drawing close, Isaac suggested me to make a blog post of links to all the pull requests I submitted. That makes this post an official artifact of my GSoC project. I am glad that I was able to stick to the proposed plan for the most part. Towards the end, we had to re-plan slightly. I am thankful to my mentor for being very supportive during this time. Continue reading “Closing GSoC.. Final code submission”

So, I had a setback!!

First of all, I successfully passed my second evaluations. Thanks to my mentor. 🙂

The reason I didn’t blog since then is that there was not much progress. Reopening of my college and registration took up more time than expected. Adding to the trouble, my next task Setup improvements turned out be more challenging than expected. It was not suggested in the initial project enhancements collection. But I added it as I felt it is important feature and a good replacement for the other task – Filling random test data in database. Why I had to replace? That’s another story. Continue reading “So, I had a setback!!”

Weekly update

This week, there is nothing much to update. It turned out that my previous task i.e., to consolidate table sorter libraries used by phpMyAdmin is not needed. The reason being the two libraries mentioned in the task are independent of each other and do not do the same task. I am getting code reviews on my previously submitted patches. I will be working on them those patches this week and hopefully get some of them merged.

The following are the patches I submitted so far: