Paper: Generation of Quantified Referring Expressions: Evidence from Experimental Data

ACL ID W13-2120
Title Generation of Quantified Referring Expressions: Evidence from Experimental Data
Venue European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
Session
Year 2013
Authors

We present the results from an elicitation experiment in which human speakers were asked to produced quantified referring ex- pressions (QREs), as in ?The crate with 10 apples?, ?The crate with many apples?, etc. These results suggest that some sub- tle contextual factors govern the choice be- tween different types of QREs, and that numerals are highly preferred for subitiz- able quantities despite the availability of coarser-grained expressions.