Paper: Towards Generating Procedural Texts: An Exploration Of Their Rhetorical And Argumentative Structure

ACL ID W05-1618
Title Towards Generating Procedural Texts: An Exploration Of Their Rhetorical And Argumentative Structure
Venue ENLG
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

Instructional texts consist of sequences of instruc- tions designed in order to reach an objective. The author or the generator of instructional texts must follow a number of principles to guarantee that the text is of any use. Similarly, a user must follow step by step the instructions in order to reach the results expected. In this paper, we explore facets of instructional texts: general prototypical structures, rhetorical structure and natural argumentation. Our study is based on an extensive corpus study with the aim of generating such texts.