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

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...