Clients usually have very specific requests regarding how summaries / descriptions of articles should appear. Producing the summaries can cause a bottleneck in producing daily media reports so we try to automate the process where we can. This is how we put together a quick tool for a new client –
The Data : soft copies of English language newspaper articles
- 50-400 word summaries
- articles on the same topic are to be grouped
- include client specified entities and quotes in summaries.
Task 1 – turn the soft copies into text we can work with:
To be continued …