Paper: Using Tactical NLG to Induce Affective States: Empirical Investigations

ACL ID W08-1110
Title Using Tactical NLG to Induce Affective States: Empirical Investigations
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper reports on attempts at Aberdeen1 to measure the effects on readers’ emotions of positively and negatively “slanted” texts with the same basic message. The “slanting” meth- ods could be implemented in an (NLG) sys- tem. We discuss a number of possible reasons why the studies were unable to show clear, sta- tistically significant differences between the effects of the different texts.