Generation of Referring Expressions: Managing Structural Ambiguities

Imtiaz Hussain Khan, Kees van Deemter, Graeme D. Ritchie

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Abstract

Existing algorithms for the Generation of Referring Expressions tend to generate distinguishing descriptions at the semantic level, disregarding the ways in which surface issues can affect their quality. This paper considers how these algorithms should deal with surface ambiguity, focussing on structural ambiguity. We propose that not all ambiguity is worth avoiding, and suggest some ways forward that attempt to avoid unwanted interpretations. We sketch the design of an algorithm motivated by our experimental findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-08)
Place of PublicationMorristown, NJ, USA
PublisherACL Anthology
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-8) - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Aug 200822 Aug 2008

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-8)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period18/08/0822/08/08

Keywords

  • Generation of Referring Expressions
  • Managing Ambiguities

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    Khan, I. H., van Deemter, K., & Ritchie, G. D. (2008). Generation of Referring Expressions: Managing Structural Ambiguities. In 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-08) ACL Anthology. http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~gritchie/papers/IKG.pdf