Paper: A Japanese Corpus of Referring Expressions Used in a Situated Collaboration Task

ACL ID W09-0618
Title A Japanese Corpus of Referring Expressions Used in a Situated Collaboration Task
Venue European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
Session
Year 2009
Authors

In order to pursue research on generating referring expressions in a situated collab- oration task, we set up a data-collection experiment based on the Tangram puzzle. For a pair of participants we recorded ev- ery utterance in synchronisation with the current state of the puzzle as well as all operations by the participants. Referring expressions were annotated with their ref- erents in order to build a referring expres- sion corpus in Japanese. We provide pre- liminary results on the analysis of the cor- pus from various standpoints, focussing on action-mentioning expressions.