Paper: Generating References To Parts Of Recursively Structured Objects

ACL ID W06-1408
Title Generating References To Parts Of Recursively Structured Objects
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

Algorithms that generate expressions to identify a referent are mostly tailored towards objects which are in some sense conceived as holistic entities, describing them in terms of their properties and relations to other objects. This approach may prove not fully adequate when referring to components of structured objects, specifically for abstract objects in formal domains, where scope and relative positions are essential features. In this paper, we adapt the standard Dale and Reiter algorithm to specifics of such references as observed in a corpus about mathematical proofs. Extensions incor- porated include an incremental speciali- zation of property values for metonymic references, local and global positions reflecting group formations and impli- cature-based scope preferences to justify...