This paper describes an abstractive summarization method for tabular data which employs a knowledge base semantic embedding to generate the summary. Assuming the dataset contains descriptive text in headers, columns and/or some augmenting metadata, the system employs the embedding to recommend a subject/type for each text segment. Recommendations are aggregated into a small collection of super types considered to be descriptive of the dataset by exploiting the hierarchy of types in a prespecified ontology.

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