2021 demos & discussions


The Demos & Discussion series, organized by CLT, showcases exciting innovations in language teaching and research and provides a convenient professional development opportunity for CALL faculty and graduate students.  D&D archives:  2020, 20192016

2021 Demos & Discussion series:

April 1, 2021
12p – 1p


Automatic Text Summarization: Building Authentic Language Learning Materials with Python and NLP

Presenter: Richard Medina

Summarization refers to a Natural Language Processing (NLP) technique for automatically generating shorter length texts from longer documents. Once compiled, these summaries can be used as material in varying language learning pedagogies and in varying learning tasks. In this demonstration and discussion we will introduce the major components of automatic text summarization and its utility for building language material from authentic sources (E.g., newspaper articles, literature). In addition to providing this background, we will also demonstrate application of this technique using Python and related NLP libraries. This talk is geared towards a non-technical but extremely curious audience.

Part of the Programming Essentials for Studies in Human Language & Technology series.

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