Paper: Group-Based Generation Of Referring Expressions

ACL ID W06-1411
Title Group-Based Generation Of Referring Expressions
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

Past work of generating referring expres- sions mainly utilized attributes of objects and binary relations between objects in or- der to distinguish the target object from others. However, such an approach does not work well when there is no distinc- tive attribute among objects. To over- come this limitation, this paper proposes a novel generation method utilizing per- ceptual groups of objects and n-ary re- lations among them. The evaluation us- ing 18 subjects showed that the proposed method could effectively generate proper referring expressions.