Paper: Predicting Noun-Phrase Surface Forms Using Contextual Information

ACL ID C92-4182
Title Predicting Noun-Phrase Surface Forms Using Contextual Information
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

We propose a context-sensitive method to predict noun- phrases ill the next utterance of a telephone inquiry di- alogue. First, information about tile utterance type and the discourse entities of the next utterance is graspcd us- ing a dialogue interpretation model. Second, a domain- dependent knowledge base for noun-phrase usage is de- veloped, focusing on the dialogue situations in context. Finally, we propose a strategy to make a set of the appro- priate expressions in the next utterance, using the infor- mation and the knowledge base. This set of expressions is used to select the correct candidate from tim speech recognition output. This paper exantines some of the pro- cesses creating sets of polite expressions, deicti6 expres- sions, and compound ilOUll pllra-~es, which ~tre COlnlUOl...