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Optimising referential coherence in text generation

Kibble, Rodger and Power, Richard (2004). Optimising referential coherence in text generation. Computational Linguistics, 30(4) pp. 401–416.

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This paper describes an implemented system which uses centering theory for planning of coherent texts and choice of referring expressions. We argue that text and sentence planning need to be driven in part by the goal of maintaining referential continuity and thereby facilitating pronoun resolution: obtaining a favourable ordering of clauses, and of arguments within clauses, is likely to increase opportunities for non-ambiguous pronoun use.
Centering theory provides the basis for such an integrated approach. Generating coherent texts according to centering theory is treated as a constraint satisfaction problem.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2004 Association for Computational Linguistics
ISSN: 1530-9312
Keywords: discourse coherence; centering theory; pronominalization
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 4835
Depositing User: Richard Power
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:57
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