Williams, Sandra and Reiter, Ehud
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We are developing a Natural Language Generation (NLG) system that generates texts tailored for the reading ability of individual readers. As part of building the system, GIRL (Generator for Individual Reading Levels), we carried out an analysis of the RST Discourse Treebank Corpus to find out how human writers linguistically realise discourse relations. The goal of the analysis was (a) to create a model of the choices that need to be made when realising discourse relations, and (b) to understand how these choices were typically made for “normal” readers, for a variety of discourse relations. We present our results for discourse relations: concession, condition, elaboration additional, evaluation, example, reason and restatement. We discuss the results and how they were used in GIRL.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Extra Information:||ISBN 1 86220 131 5|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)|
|Depositing User:||Sandra Williams|
|Date Deposited:||26 Nov 2008 07:23|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 23:30|
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