Paper: Complex Lexico-syntactic Reformulation of Sentences Using Typed Dependency Representations

ACL ID W10-4213
Title Complex Lexico-syntactic Reformulation of Sentences Using Typed Dependency Representations
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We present a framework for reformulat- ing sentences by applying transfer rules on a typed dependency representation. We specify a list of operations that the frame- work needs to support and argue that typed dependency structures are currently the most suitable formalism for complex lexico-syntactic paraphrasing. We demon- strate our approach by reformulating sen- tences expressing the discourse relation of causation using four lexico-syntactic dis- course markers – “cause” as a verb and as a noun, “because” as a conjunction and “because of” as a preposition.