Paper: On The Role Of Old Information In Generating Readable Text: A Psychological And Computational Definition Of Old And New Information In The NOSVO System

ACL ID C88-1076
Title On The Role Of Old Information In Generating Readable Text: A Psychological And Computational Definition Of Old And New Information In The NOSVO System
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

Any mistakes arc my own. 375 APPENDIX A In this Appendix we have given two examples of text that NOSVO can generate. The text was based upon naturally occurring text (Lawrence 1985). The old information first principle has been applied to the first text. It has not been applied to the second text. We believe that the second text is stilted, less cohesive and harder to read, though this has yet to be proven experimentally. We also believe that the missapplication of the old information first principle would be worse than its nonapplication. These are topics left for future research. TEXTI Long before I was tall enough to ride on the big coaster myself, I spent many pleasant hours persuading my reluctant father to accompany me. As an aficionado of amusement parks I was overjoyed when our who...