Paper: Pronominalization In Generated Discourse And Dialogue

ACL ID P02-1012
Title Pronominalization In Generated Discourse And Dialogue
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002

Previous approaches to pronominalization have largely been theoretical rather than applied in nature. Frequently, such meth- ods are based on Centering Theory, which deals with the resolution of anaphoric pro- nouns. But it is not clear that complex the- oretical mechanisms, while having satis- fying explanatory power, are necessary for the actual generation of pronouns. We first illustrate examples of pronouns from vari- ous domains, describe a simple method for generating pronouns in an implemented multi-page generation system, and present an evaluation of its performance.