Overspecified reference in hierarchical domains: measuring the benefits for readers

Ivandre Paraboni, Judith Masthoff, Kees van Deemter

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It is often desirable that referring expressions be chosen in such a way that their referents are easy to identify. In this paper, we investigate to what extent identification becomes easier by the addition of logically redundant properties. We focus on hierarchically structured domains, whose content is not fully known to the reader when the referring expression is uttered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Natural Language Generation Conference
EditorsNathalie Colineau, Cecile Paris, Stephen Wan, Robert Dale
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventFourth International Natural Language Generation Conference, INLG'06 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 15 Jul 200616 Jul 2006


ConferenceFourth International Natural Language Generation Conference, INLG'06


  • Generation of Referring Expressions

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