This is a perl script that takes in all your system generated files, then all your gold standard/reference summary files, and prepares it in the format used by the ROUGE evaluation toolkit. In other words, it prepares the following from the input that you provide:
There are 2 versions of the script, one is output using jackknifing and the other is the usual evaluation without the need for jackknifing.
These are some handy notes for MEAD. If you have problems with the usage of MEAD, send me a note and I will try to help you out.