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D U C   2 0 0 3:   Submissions

NIST has defined a standardized format for submissions from DUC summarization systems. Here are two XML DTDs for a:

Here is a partial example of a site's submission for two tasks.

The entire set of summaries generated by a given participating group, i.e., that group's task-level submissions combined into one DUC 2003 submission, should be submitted as simple ASCII text in the body of one email to using the formats defined above.

Please validate your DUC 2003 submission before emailing it to NIST. Use the XML validator of your choice. For example, here is an XML validator provided via the Web by the Brown University Scholarly Technology Group.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14-Jan-2003 08:52:48 MST
Date created: Monday, 13-Jan-03