Paper: Is It Correct? - Towards Web-Based Evaluation Of Automatic Natural Language Phrase Generation

ACL ID P06-4002
Title Is It Correct? - Towards Web-Based Evaluation Of Automatic Natural Language Phrase Generation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006
Authors

This paper describes a novel approach for the automatic generation and evaluation of a trivial dialogue phrases database. A tri- vial dialogue phrase is de ned as an ex- pression used by a chatbot program as the answer of a user input. A transfer-like ge- netic algorithm (GA) method is used to generating the trivial dialogue phrases for the creation of a natural language genera- tion (NLG) knowledge base. The auto- matic evaluation of a generated phrase is performed by producing n-grams and re- trieving their frequencies from the World Wide Web (WWW). Preliminary experi- ments show very positive results.