Summarization Instructions for Annotators
Your first task is to create a very short (~10 word) single-document summary of each document in the set. You should only include material that is relevant to the event.
In creating each very short (~10-word) summary you should keep in mind the following scenario for its use. Imagine that to save time, rather than read through a set of complete documents, you first read a list of very short summaries of those documents and based on these summaries you choose which documents to read in their entirety.
Create your very short summaries to be useful in such a scenario. A very short (~10-word) summary could look like a newspaper headline, be a list of important terms or phrases separated by commas, a sentence, etc.It should not contain any formatting, i.e., no indented lists, etc.
After you have created the very short single-document summaries, you will create a short (~100-word) multi-document summary of the entire document set (topic cluster) in so far as it is relevant to the event.