Paper: The Clarity-Brevity Trade-Off In Generating Referring Expressions

ACL ID W06-1413
Title The Clarity-Brevity Trade-Off In Generating Referring Expressions
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

Existing algorithms for the Generation of Referring Expressions (GRE) aim at gen- erating descriptions that allow a hearer to identify its intended referent uniquely; the lengthoftheexpressionisalsoconsidered, usually as a secondary issue. We explore the possibility of making the trade-off be- tween these two factors more explicit, via a general cost function which scores these two aspects separately. We sketch some more complex phenomena which might be amenable to this treatment.