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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Original Content Generation for Assistants, Collaboration

Can content write itself in a useful way?  Note this neural method is research,  technical and apparently incomplete. Yet still points to some useful directions.  Ultimately this could lead to a method that would answer questions from a corpus of information, ultimately what you want to get from an assistant,  or as an agent that is working in collaboration with humans to answer support questions.   Imagine such a method using a collection of FAQs or 'solved'  inquiries to create new solutions.  This might also be a way to create 'Content Based Reasoning' solutions based with new and old resources.

Google’s New Algorithm Creates Original Articles From Your Content  in Search Engine Journal

Google has published research of a new algorithm that can take yours and your competitor’s webpages and generate “coherent” articles. By creating original content, Google’s new algorithm can answer a user’s question without having to send them to another webpage.

How Does the Paraphrasing Algo Work?

Google’s new algorithm works by summarizing web content using an algorithm that “extracts” your content then tosses out the irrelevant parts. This is similar to the algorithms used to generate featured snippets.

These are called “extractive summaries” because they extract content from webpages. Extractive Summaries are like a reduction of the original text to the most important sentences.

Afterwards, this algorithm then uses another kind of algorithm called an Abstractive Summary. Abstractive summaries are a form of paraphrasing.

A downside of artificial paraphrasing (abstractive summaries) is that almost a third of the summaries contain fake facts.

Here is more information about extractive summaries, Faithful to the Original: Fact Aware Neural Abstractive Summarization

Google’s new research has discovered a way to join the best of both approaches. They use “extractive summaries” to extract the important facts from web documents and then apply the “abstractive” approach to paraphrase the content. This approach creates a new document based on the information found on the web, creating Google’s own version of Wikipedia.

Google’s new algorithm is described in a research paper titled, Generating Wikipedia by Summarizing Long Sequences  ... "    

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