Controlling redundancy in referring expressions

Jette Viethen, Robert Dale, Emiel Krahmer, Mariet Theune, Pascal Touset

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    Abstract

    Krahmer et al.’s (2003) graph-based framework provides an elegant and flexible approach to the generation of referring expressions. In this paper, we present the first reported study that systematically investigates how to tune the parameters of the graph-based framework on the basis of a corpus of human-generated descriptions. We focus in particular on replicating the redundant nature of human referring expressions, whereby properties not strictly necessary for identifying a referent are nonetheless included in descriptions. We show how statistics derived from the corpus data can be integrated to boost the framework’s performance over a non-stochastic baseline.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)
    Place of PublicationMarrakech, Morocco
    PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
    Pages239
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)2-9517408-4-0
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008
    EventSixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08), Marrakech, Morocco: Proceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08) - Marrakech, Morocco
    Duration: 1 May 2008 → …

    Publication series

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    PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
    NumberDTR08-9

    Conference

    ConferenceSixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08), Marrakech, Morocco
    CityMarrakech, Morocco
    Period1/05/08 → …

    Keywords

    • IR-64886
    • METIS-251093
    • EWI-13093

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