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Introducing the Welsh text summarisation dataset and baseline systems

Ezeani, Ignatius, El-Haj, Mahmoud, Morris, Jonathan ORCID: and Knight, Dawn ORCID: 2022. Introducing the Welsh text summarisation dataset and baseline systems. Presented at: 13th ELRA Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2022), Marseille, France, 20-25 June 2022.

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Welsh is an official language in Wales and is spoken by an estimated 884,300 people (29.2% of the population of Wales). Despite this status and estimated increase in speaker numbers since the last (2011) census, Welsh remains a minority language undergoing revitalisation and promotion by Welsh Government and relevant stakeholders. As part of the effort to increase the availability of Welsh digital technology, this paper introduces the first Welsh summarisation dataset, which we provide freely for research purposes to help advance the work on Welsh summarisation. The dataset was created by Welsh speakers through manually summarising Welsh Wikipedia articles. In addition, the paper discusses the implementation and evaluation of different summarisation systems for Welsh. The summarisation systems and results will serve as benchmarks for the development of summarisers in other minority language contexts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Welsh
English, Communication and Philosophy
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 May 2022
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:17

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