This paper discusses the importance of computing relative properties and not just retrieving absolute properties when generating geographic referring expressions such as “northern France”. We describe an algorithm that computes spatial properties at run-time by means of spatial operations such as intersecting and analyzing parts of wholes. The evaluation of the algorithm suggests that part-whole relations are key in geographic expressions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th International Natural Language Generation conferencee|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||The 9th International Natural Language Generation conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2016 → …
|Conference||The 9th International Natural Language Generation conference|
|Period||5/09/16 → …|
Gomes De Oliveira, R., Sripada, S., & Reiter, E. B. (2016). Absolute and Relative Properties in Geographic Referring Expressions. In Proceedings of the 9th International Natural Language Generation conferencee (pp. 256-264). ACL.