Paper: Reformulating Discourse Connectives for Non-Expert Readers

ACL ID N10-1144
Title Reformulating Discourse Connectives for Non-Expert Readers
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

In this paper we report a behavioural ex- periment documenting that different lexico- syntactic formulations of the discourse rela- tion of causation are deemed more or less ac- ceptable by different categories of readers. We further report promising results for automati- cally selecting the formulation that is most ap- propriate for a given category of reader using supervised learning. This investigation is em- bedded within a longer term research agenda aimed at summarising scientific writing for lay readers using appropriate paraphrasing.