Volume 18, No. 1, 2021

Abstractive Review Summarization based on Improved Attention Mechanism with Pointer Generator Network Model

J. Shobana and M. Murali


Nowadays online reviews play an important role by giving an helping hand to the customers to know about other customer’s opinions about the product they are going to purchase. This also guides the organizations as well as government sectors to increase their quality of product and services. So automatic review summarization becomes more important rather than summarizing it manually as it saves time. The aim of this work is to produce a comprehensive summary which includes all key content from the source text. The Proposed Automatic Review Summarization model with improved attention mechanism increases the semantic knowledge and thus improves the summary’s eminence. This encoder-decoder model aims to generate summary in an abstractive way. The Pointer generator mechanism solves the problem of rare words which are out-of-vocabulary and the repetition issues are overcome by coverage mechanism. Experiments were conducted on Amazon’s mobile reviews dataset reveals that the proposed methodology generated more accurate abstractive review summarization when compared with existing techniques. The performance of the summary report is measured using the evaluation metric ROUGE.

Pages: 77-91

DOI: 10.14704/WEB/V18I1/WEB18028

Keywords: Abstractive Summarization, Pointer Generator Network, Attention Mechanism, Coverage Mechanism, ROUGE Metric.

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