Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date




Publication Title

Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing



Conference Name

Second Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing, June 10, 2021, Virtual, Online


Presentation slides generated from original research papers provide an efficient form to present research innovations. Manually generating presentation slides is labor-intensive. We propose a method to automatically generates slides for scientific articles based on a corpus of 5000 paper-slide pairs compiled from conference proceedings websites. The sentence labeling module of our method is based on SummaRuNNer, a neural sequence model for extractive summarization. Instead of ranking sentences based on semantic similarities in the whole document, our algorithm measures the importance and novelty of sentences by combining semantic and lexical features within a sentence window. Our method outperforms several baseline methods including SummaRuNNer by a significant margin in terms of ROUGE score.


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Original Publication Citation

Sefid, A., Wu, J., Mitra, P., & Giles, L. (2021) Extractive research slide generation using windowed labeling ranking. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing, (pp. 91-96). Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.


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