Paper: Finding Common Ground: Towards a Surface Realisation Shared Task

ACL ID W10-4237
Title Finding Common Ground: Towards a Surface Realisation Shared Task
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

In many areas of NLP reuse of utility tools such as parsers and POS taggers is now common, but this is still rare in NLG. The subfield of surface realisation has perhaps come closest, but at present we still lack a basis on which different surface realis- ers could be compared, chiefly because of the wide variety of different input repre- sentations used by different realisers. This paper outlines an idea for a shared task in surface realisation, where inputs are pro- vided in a common-ground representation formalism which participants map to the types of input required by their system. These inputs are derived from existing an- notated corpora developed for language analysis (parsing etc.). Outputs (realisa- tions) are evaluated by automatic compari- son against the human-authored text in...