Paper: An Integrated Framework For Text Planning And Pronominalisation

ACL ID W00-1411
Title An Integrated Framework For Text Planning And Pronominalisation
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper describes an implemented system which uses centering theory for planning of co- herent texts and choice of referring expressions. We argue that text and sentence planning need to be driven in part by the goal of maintain- ing referential continuity and thereby facilitat- ing pronoun resolution: obtaining a favourable ordering of clauses, and of arguments within clauses, is likely to increase opportunities for non-ambiguous pronoun use. Centering theory provides the basis for such an integrated ap- proach. Generating coherent texts according to centering theory is treated as a constraint sat- isfaction problem.