Paper: Conciseness Through Aggregation In Text Generation

ACL ID P95-1053
Title Conciseness Through Aggregation In Text Generation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

Aggregating different pieces of similar in- formation is necessary to generate concise and easy to understand reports in techni- cal domains. This paper presents a general algorithm that combines similar messages in order to generate one or more coherent sentences for them. The process is not as trivial as might be expected. Problems en- countered are briefly described. 1 Motivation Aggregation is any syntactic process that allows the expression of concise and tightly constructed text such as coordination or subordination. By using the parallelism of syntactic structure to express similar information, writers can convey the same amount of information in a shorter space.