Paper: Generation of Referring Expression with an Individual Imprint

ACL ID W09-0631
Title Generation of Referring Expression with an Individual Imprint
Venue European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
Session
Year 2009
Authors
  • Bernd Bohnet (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA)

A major outcome of the last Shared Tasks for Referring Expressions Generation was that each human prefers distinct proper- ties, syntax and lexical units for building referring expressions. One of the reasons for this seems to be that entities might be identified faster since the conversation partner has already some knowledge about how his conversation partner builds refer- ring expressions. Therefore, artificial re- ferring expressions should provide such individual preferences as well so that they become human like. With this contribu- tion to the shared task, we follow this idea again. For the development set, we got a very good DICE score of 0.88 for the fur- niture domain and of 0.79 for the people domain.