Paper: A Fast Algorithm For The Generation Of Referring Expressions

ACL ID C92-1038
Title A Fast Algorithm For The Generation Of Referring Expressions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

We simplify previous work in the development of algorithms for the generation of referring expre~ sions while at the same time taking account of psy- cholinguistic findings and transcript data. The result is a straightforward algorithm that is computation- ally tractable, sensitive to the preferences of human users, and reasonably domain-independent. We pro- vide a specification of the resources a host system must provide in order to make use of the algorithm, and describe an implementation used in the IDAS sys- tem.