Paper: Creation of a New Domain and Evaluation of Comparison Generation in a Natural Language Generation System

ACL ID W08-1123
Title Creation of a New Domain and Evaluation of Comparison Generation in a Natural Language Generation System
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

We describe the creation of a new domain for the Methodius Natural Language Generation System, and an evaluation of Methodius’ pa- rameterized comparison generation algorithm. The new domain was based around music and performers, and texts about the domain were generated using Methodius. Our evaluation showed that test subjects learned more from texts that contained comparisons than from those that did not. We also established that the comparison generation algorithm could gener- alize to the music domain.