Paper: Paraphrasing And Aggregating Argumentative Texts Using Text Structure

ACL ID W96-0403
Title Paraphrasing And Aggregating Argumentative Texts Using Text Structure
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

We argue in this paper that sophisticated mi- croplanning techniques are required even for mathematical proofs, in contrast to the belief that mathematical texts are only schematic and mechanical. We demonstrate why para- phrasing and aggregation significantly en- hance the flexibility and the coherence of the text produced. To this end, we adopted the Text Structure of Meteer as our basic representation. The type checking mecha- nism of Text Structure allows us to achieve paraphrasing by building comparable combi- nations of linguistic resources. Specified in terms of concepts in an uniform ontological structure called the Upper Model, our se- mantic aggregation rules are more compact than similar rules reported in the literature.