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Title:Automatic Evaluation of Information Ordering: Kendall's Tau
Authors: Mirella Lapata
Date:Dec 2006
Publication Title:Computational Linguistics
Publisher:MIT Press
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:32 (4) Page Nos:471-484
DOI:10.1162/coli.2006.32.4.471 ISBN/ISSN:0891-2017
This article considers the automatic evaluation of information ordering, a task underlying many text-based applications such as concept-to-text generation and multidocument summarization. We propose an evaluation method based on Kendall's tau, a metric of rank correlation. The method is inexpensive, robust, and representation independent. We show that Kendall's tau correlates reliably with human ratings and reading times.
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author = { Mirella Lapata },
title = {Automatic Evaluation of Information Ordering: Kendall's Tau},
journal = {Computational Linguistics},
publisher = {MIT Press},
year = 2006,
month = {Dec},
volume = {32 (4)},
pages = {471-484},
doi = {10.1162/coli.2006.32.4.471},

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