Charting the potential of description logic for the generation of referring expressions

Yuan Ren, Kees van Deemter, Jeff Pan

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Abstract

The generation of referring expressions (GRE), an important subtask of Natural Language Generation (NLG) is to generate phrases that uniquely identify domain entities. Until recently, many GRE algorithms were developed using only simple formalisms, which were taylor made for the task. Following the fast development of ontology-based systems, reinterpretations of GRE in terms of description logic (DL) have recently started to be studied. However, the expressive power of these DL-based algorithms is still limited, not exceeding that of older GRE approaches. In this paper, we propose a DL-based approach to GRE that exploits the full power of OWL2. Unlike existing approaches, the potential of reasoning in GRE is explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINLG 2010 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, July 7-9, 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.
EditorsJohn D Kelleher, Brian Macnamee, Ielka van der Sluis, Anja Belz, Albert Gatt, Alexander Koller
PublisherAssociation for Computer Linguistics
Pages115-124
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventSixth International Natural Language Generation Conference - Trim, County Meath, Ireland
Duration: 7 Jul 20109 Jul 2010

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ConferenceSixth International Natural Language Generation Conference
CountryIreland
CityTrim, County Meath
Period7/07/109/07/10

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  • generation of referring expressions
  • description logic

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Ren, Y., van Deemter, K., & Pan, J. (2010). Charting the potential of description logic for the generation of referring expressions. In J. D. Kelleher, B. Macnamee, I. van der Sluis, A. Belz, A. Gatt, & A. Koller (Eds.), INLG 2010 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, July 7-9, 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. (pp. 115-124). Association for Computer Linguistics.

Charting the potential of description logic for the generation of referring expressions. / Ren, Yuan; van Deemter, Kees; Pan, Jeff.

INLG 2010 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, July 7-9, 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. . ed. / John D Kelleher; Brian Macnamee; Ielka van der Sluis; Anja Belz; Albert Gatt; Alexander Koller. Association for Computer Linguistics, 2010. p. 115-124.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ren, Y, van Deemter, K & Pan, J 2010, Charting the potential of description logic for the generation of referring expressions. in JD Kelleher, B Macnamee, I van der Sluis, A Belz, A Gatt & A Koller (eds), INLG 2010 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, July 7-9, 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. . Association for Computer Linguistics, pp. 115-124, Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, Trim, County Meath, Ireland, 7/07/10.
Ren Y, van Deemter K, Pan J. Charting the potential of description logic for the generation of referring expressions. In Kelleher JD, Macnamee B, van der Sluis I, Belz A, Gatt A, Koller A, editors, INLG 2010 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, July 7-9, 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. . Association for Computer Linguistics. 2010. p. 115-124
Ren, Yuan ; van Deemter, Kees ; Pan, Jeff. / Charting the potential of description logic for the generation of referring expressions. INLG 2010 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Natural Language Generation Conference, July 7-9, 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. . editor / John D Kelleher ; Brian Macnamee ; Ielka van der Sluis ; Anja Belz ; Albert Gatt ; Alexander Koller. Association for Computer Linguistics, 2010. pp. 115-124
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