Paper: Modeling Blame to Avoid Positive Face Threats in Natural Language Generation

ACL ID W14-5001
Title Modeling Blame to Avoid Positive Face Threats in Natural Language Generation
Venue INLG and SIGDIAL 2014 Joint Session
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Prior approaches to politeness modulation in natural language generation (NLG) of- ten focus on manipulating factors such as the directness of requests that pertain to preserving the autonomy of the addressee (negative face threats), but do not have a systematic way of understanding potential impoliteness from inadvertently critical or blame-oriented communications (positive face threats). In this paper, we discuss on- going work to integrate a computational model of blame to prevent inappropriate threats to positive face.