Paper: Embedding New Information into Referring Expressions

ACL ID P98-2242
Title Embedding New Information into Referring Expressions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
  • Hua Cheng (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK)

This paper focuses on generating referring expres- sions capable of serving multiple communicative goals. The components of a referring expression are divided into a referring part and a non-referring part. Two rules for the content determination and con- struction of the non-referring part are given, which are realised in an embedding algorithm. The signi- ficant aspect of our approach is that it intends to gen- erate the non-referring part given the restrictions im- posed by the referring part, whose realisation is, on the other hand, affected by the non-referring part. 1 Components of a Referring Expression The referring expression is a very important and complex construction in languages. It can serve multiple communicative goals including referring to an object, providing new informat...