Paper: Generating Expository Dialogue from Monologue: Motivation Corpus and Preliminary Rules

ACL ID N10-1048
Title Generating Expository Dialogue from Monologue: Motivation Corpus and Preliminary Rules
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

Generating expository dialogue from mono- logue is a task that poses an interesting and re- warding challenge for Natural Language Pro- cessing. This short paper has three aims: firstly, to motivate the importance of this task, both in terms of the benefits of ex- pository dialogue as a way to present in- formation and in terms of potential applica- tions; secondly, to introduce a parallel cor- pus of monologues and dialogues which en- ables a data-driven approach to this challenge; and, finally, to describe work-in-progress on semi-automatic construction of Monologue- to-Dialogue (M2D) generation rules.