No Time Like the Present: Methods for Generating Colourful and Factual Multilingual News Headlines

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News headlines are the main method for briefly providing a summary of the news article and attracting an audience. In this paper, we experiment with different existing methods for producing colourful expressions and news headlines computationally, in a practical setting. Our case study is conducted by modifying an automated journalism system that generates multilingual news in three languages, namely English, Finnish and Swedish. We adapt existing methods for creative headlines and figurative language generation into the headline generation process of the system, modifying them to work in a multilingual setting. We conduct our evaluation by asking online judges to assess the original titles produced by the unmodified system and those enhanced by the methods described in this paper. The results of the evaluation suggest that the presented methods increase the creativity of existing headlines while maintaining their descriptiveness.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity
RedaktörerKazjon Grace, Michael Cook, Dan Ventura, Mary Lou Maher
Antal sidor8
FörlagAssociation for Computational Creativity
Utgivningsdatumjun 2019
Sidor258-265
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-989-54160-1-1
StatusPublicerad - jun 2019
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangInternational Conference on Computational Creativity - THE COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, UNC, Charlotte, Förenta Staterna (USA)
Varaktighet: 17 jun 201921 jun 2019
Konferensnummer: 10
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