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Generating expository dialogue from monologue: Motivation, corpus and preliminary rules

Piwek, Paul and Stoyanchev, Svetlana (2010). Generating expository dialogue from monologue: Motivation, corpus and preliminary rules. In: 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Forthcoming), 1 - 6 June 2010, Los Angeles.

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Abstract

Generating expository dialogue from monologue is a task that poses an interesting and rewarding challenge for Natural Language Processing. This short paper has three aims: firstly, to motivate the importance of this task, both in terms of the benefits of expository dialogue as a way to present information and in terms of potential applications; secondly, to introduce a parallel corpus of monologues and dialogues which enables a data-driven approach to this challenge; and, finally, to describe work-in-progress on semi-automatic construction of Monologueto-Dialogue (M2D) generation rules.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Keywords: dialogue; monologue; generation; language;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 20922
Depositing User: Svetlana Stoyanchev
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 13:36
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 21:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20922
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