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The Financial Narrative Summarisation Shared Task (FNS 2020)

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  • Mahmoud El Haj
  • George Giannakopoulos
  • Ahmed AbuRa'ed
  • Marina Litvak
  • Nikiforos Pittaras
Publication date1/12/2020
Host publicationThe First Financial Narrative Processing Workshop: Proceedings of the 1st Joint Workshop on Financial Narrative Processing and MultiLing Financial Summarisation
EditorsMahmoud El-Haj
Number of pages12
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper presents the results and findings of the Financial Narrative Summarisation shared task (FNS 2020) on summarising UK annual reports. The shared task was organised as part of the 1st Financial Narrative Processing and Financial Narrative Summarisation Workshop (FNP-FNS 2020). The shared task included one main task which is the use of either abstractive or extractive summarisation methodologies and techniques to automatically summarise UK financial annual reports. FNS summarisation shared task is the first to target financial annual reports. The data for the shared task was created and collected from publicly available UK annual reports published by firms listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). A total number of 24 systems from 9 different teams participated in the shared task. In addition we had 2 baseline summarisers and additional 2 topline summarisers to help evaluate and compare against the results of the participants.