Xiaolan Wang, Yoshihiko Suhara, Natalie Nuno, Yuliang Li, Jinfeng Li, Nofar Carmeli, Stefanos Angelidis, Eser Kindogan, Wang-Chiew Tan
Building summarization systems have become a necessity due to the extensive volume and growth of online reviews. Despite extensive research on this topic, existing summarization systems generally fall short on two aspects. First, existing techniques generate static summaries which cannot be tailored to specific user needs. Second, most existing systems generate extractive summaries which selects only certain salient aspects from the summaries. Hence, they do not completely depict the overall opinion of the reviews. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel summarization system, ExtremeReader, that overcomes the limitations of existing summarization systems described above. ExtremeReader allows summaries to be tailored and explored interactively so that users can quickly find the desired information. In addition, ExtremeReader generates abstractive summaries with an underlying structure that helps users understand, explore, and seek explanations to the generated summaries.