Paper: Experimenting With The Interaction Between Aggregation And Text Structuring

ACL ID A00-3001
Title Experimenting With The Interaction Between Aggregation And Text Structuring
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2000
Authors
  • Hua Cheng (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK)

In natural language generation, different gener- ation tasks often interact with each other in a complex way, which is hard to capture in the pipeline architecture described by Reiter (Re- iter, 1994). This paper focuses on the interac- tion between a specific type of aggregation and text planning, in particular, maintaining local coherence, and tries to explore what preferences exist among the factors related to the two tasks. The evaluation result shows that it is these pref- erences that decide the quality of the generated text and capturing them properly in a genera- tion system could lead to coherent text.