Paper: Capturing The Interaction Between Aggregation And Text Planning In Two Generation Systems

ACL ID W00-1425
Title Capturing The Interaction Between Aggregation And Text Planning In Two Generation Systems
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

In natural language generation, different gener- ation tasks often interact with each other in a complex way. We think that how to resolve the complex interactions inside and between tasks is more important to the generation of a co- herent text than how to model each individual factor. This paper focuses on the interaction be- tween aggregation and text planning, and tries to explore what preferences exist among the fea- tures considered by the two tasks. The prefer- ences are implemented in two generation sys- tems, namely ILEX-TS and a text planner us- ing a Genetic Algorithm. The evaluation em- phasises the second implementation and shows that capturing these preferences properly can lead to coherent text. 1 Discourse coherence and aggregation hi NLG, theories based on domain-independe...