Paper: Degree of Abstraction in Referring Expression Generation and its Relation with the Construction of the Contrast Set

ACL ID W08-1121
Title Degree of Abstraction in Referring Expression Generation and its Relation with the Construction of the Contrast Set
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

on in Referring Expression Generation and its Relation with the Construction of the Contrast Set Raquel Herv´as Facultad de Inform´atica Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, Spain raquelhb@fdi.ucm.es Pablo Gerv´as Facultad de Inform´atica Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, Spain pgervas@sip.ucm.es Abstract Referring Expression Generation (REG) is the task that deals with references to entities ap- pearing in a spoken or written discourse. If these referents are organized in terms of a tax- onomy, there are two problems when estab- lishing a reference that would distinguish an intended referent from its possible distractors. The first one is the choice of the set of possible distractrors or contrast set in the given situa- tion. The second is to identify at what level of the...