Paper: Planning Reference Choices For Argumentative Teas

ACL ID P97-1025
Title Planning Reference Choices For Argumentative Teas
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

This paper deals with the reference choices in- volved in the generation of argumentative text. Since a natual segmentation of discourse into attentional spaces is needed to carry out this task, this paper first proposes an architecture for natural language generation that combines hierarchical planning and focus-guided naviga- tion, a work in its own right. While hierarchi- cal planning spans out an attentional hierarchy of the discourse produced, local navigation fills details into the primitive discourse spaces. The usefulness of this architecture actually goes be- yond the particular domain of application for which it is developed. A piece of argumentative text such as the proof of a mathematical theorem conveys a sequence of derivations. For each step of derivation, the premises deriv...