Paper: A Computational Model For Generating Referring Expressions In A Multilingual Application Domain

ACL ID C96-2143
Title A Computational Model For Generating Referring Expressions In A Multilingual Application Domain
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors
  • Elena Not (Center for Scientific and Technological Research, Trento Italy)

In this paper we analyse the problem of generating referring expressions in a multilingnal generation system that pro- duces instructions on how to fill out pension forms. The model we pro- pose is an implementation of the the- oretical investigations of Martin and is based on a clear representation of the knowledge sources and choices that con- tribute to the identification of the most appropriate linguistic expressions. To cope effectively with pronominalization we propose to augment the Centering Model with mechanisms exploiting the discourse structure. At every stage of the referring expressions generation pro- cess issues raised by multilinguality are considered and dealt with by means of rules customized with respect to the out- put language.