Tian Shi, Ping Wang, Chandan Reddy


Neural abstractive text summarization (NATS) has received a lot of attention in the past few years from both industry and academia. In this paper, we introduce an open-source toolkit, namely LeafNATS, for training and evaluation of different sequence-to-sequence based models for the NATS task, and for deploying the pre-trained models to real-world applications. The toolkit is modularized and extensible in addition to maintaining competitive performance in the NATS task. A live news blogging system has also been implemented to demonstrate how these models can aid blog/news editors by providing them suggestions of headlines and summaries of their articles.


Ping Wang

Tian Shi

Chandan Reddy

Publication Details

Date of publication:
May 28, 2019
Cornell University
Publication note:

Tian Shi, Ping Wang, Chandan K. Reddy: LeafNATS: An Open-Source Toolkit and Live Demo System for Neural Abstractive Text Summarization. CoRR abs/1906.01512 (2019)