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Automatic generation of large-scale paraphrases

Power, Richard and Scott, Donia (2005). Automatic generation of large-scale paraphrases. In: 3rd International Workshop on Paraphrasing (IWP2005), 14 Oct 2005, Jeju Island, South Korea.

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Research on paraphrase has mostly focussed on lexical or syntactic variation within individual sentences. Our concern is with larger-scale paraphrases, from multiple sentences or paragraphs to entire documents. In this paper
we address the problem of generating paraphrases of large chunks of texts. We ground our discussion through a
worked example of extending an existing NLG system to accept as input a source text, and to generate a range of fluent semantically-equivalent alternatives, varying not only at the lexical and syntactic levels, but also in document structure and layout.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 5265
Depositing User: Deborah Briggs
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 17:40
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