Paper: Automatic Comma Insertion for Japanese Text Generation

ACL ID D10-1087
Title Automatic Comma Insertion for Japanese Text Generation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2010

This paper proposes a method for automat- ically inserting commas into Japanese texts. In Japanese sentences, commas play an im- portant role in explicitly separating the con- stituents,suchas wordsandphrases,of a sen- tence. The method can be used as an ele- mental technologyfor natural language gen- eration such as speech recognition and ma- chine translation, or in writing-supporttools for non-native speakers. We categorized the usages of commas and investigated the ap- pearance tendency of each category. In this method, the positions where commas should be inserted are decided based on a machine learning approach. We conducted a comma insertion experimentusing a text corpus and confirmedtheeffectivenessof ourmethod.