Paper: A Formal Model for Procedural Texts and its Use in Textual Integration

ACL ID W09-3709
Title A Formal Model for Procedural Texts and its Use in Textual Integration
Venue International Conference on Computational Semantics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors
  • Isabelle Dautriche (CNRS, France; Institute of Research in Informatics Toulouse, Toulouse France; National Institute for Applied Sciences, Toulouse France)
  • Patrick Saint-Dizier (CNRS, France; Institute of Research in Informatics Toulouse, Toulouse France)

In this paper, we propose a conceptual and operational model for procedural texts, within Action theory. We propose some elements to model the complexity and expliciteness of instructions, showing, how, for a given execution of the procedure, the success of the goal can be measured. Next, we show how a procedure can be enriched via textual integration in order to improve the success rate of the goal.