Paper: Generation of Referring Expressions: Managing Structural Ambiguities

ACL ID C08-1055
Title Generation of Referring Expressions: Managing Structural Ambiguities
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Existing algorithms for the Generation of Referring Expressions tend to gen- erate distinguishing descriptions at the semantic level, disregarding the ways in which surface issues can affect their quality. This paper considers how these algorithmsshoulddealwithsurfaceam- biguity, focussing on structural ambi- guity. We propose that not all ambigu- ity is worth avoiding, and suggest some ways forward that attempt to avoid un- wanted interpretations. We sketch the designofanalgorithmmotivatedbyour experimental findings.