Lexical Choice and Conceptual Perspective in the Generation of Plural Referring Expressions

Albert Gatt, Kees van Deemter

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Abstract

A fundamental part of the process of referring to an entity is to categorise it (for instance, as the woman). Where multiple categorisations exist, this implicitly involves the adoption of a conceptual perspective. A challenge for the automatic Generation of Referring Expressions is to identify a set of referents coherently, adopting the same conceptual perspective. We describe and evaluate an algorithm to achieve this. The design of the algorithm is motivated by the results of psycholinguistic experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-443
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Logic, Language and Information
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • natural language generation
  • generation of referring expressions
  • plurals
  • conceptual coherence
  • semantic similarity

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