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Finding common ground: towards a surface realisation shared task

Belz, Anja and White, Mike and van Genabith, Josef and Hogan, Deirdre and Stent, Amanda (2010) Finding common ground: towards a surface realisation shared task. In: INLG 2010 - 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference, 7-9 July 2010, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.

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In many areas of NLP reuse of utility tools such as parsers and POS taggers is now common, but this is still rare in NLG. The subfield of surface realisation has perhaps come closest, but at present we still lack a basis on which different surface realisers could be compared, chiefly because of the wide variety of different input representations used by different realisers. This paper outlines an idea for a shared task in surface realisation, where inputs are provided in a common-ground representation formalism which participants map to the types of input required by their system. These inputs are derived from existing annotated corpora developed for language analysis (parsing etc.). Outputs (realisations) are evaluated by automatic comparison against the human-authored text in the corpora as well as by human assessors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15981
Deposited On:08 Dec 2010 14:24 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 08 Dec 2010 14:24

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