Adaptive Beam Search to Enhance On-device Abstractive Summarization

Harichandana B S S, Sumit Kumar

We receive several essential updates on our smartphones in the form of SMS, documents, voice messages, etc. that get buried beneath the clutter of content. We often do not realize the key information without going through the full content. SMS notifications sometimes help by giving an idea of what the message is about, however, they merely offer a preview of the beginning content. One way to solve this is to have a single efficient model that can adapt and summarize data from varied sources. In this paper, we tackle this issue and for the first time, propose a novel Adaptive Beam Search to improve the quality of on-device abstractive summarization that can be applied to SMS, voice messages and can be extended to documents. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first on-device abstractive summarization pipeline to be proposed that can adapt to multiple data sources addressing privacy concerns of users as compared to the majority of existing summarization systems that send data to a server. We reduce the model size by 30.9% using knowledge distillation and show that this model with a 97.6% lesser memory footprint extracts the same or more key information as compared to BERT.

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