Generating ellipsis using discourse structures

Feikje Hielkema, Mariët Theune, Petra Hendriks

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    Abstract

    This article describes an effort to generate elliptic sentences, using Dependency Trees connected by Discourse Relations as input. We contend that the process of syntactic aggregation should be performed in the Surface Realization stage of the language generation process, and that Dependency Trees with Rhetorical Relations are excellent input for a generation system that has to generate ellipsis. We also propose a taxonomy of the most common Dutch cue words, grouped according to the kind of discourse relations they signal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationESSLLI Workshop on Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh, Scotland
    PublisherHeriot-Watt University
    Pages37-44
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventESSLLI Workshop on Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis 2005 - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Aug 20058 Aug 2005

    Workshop

    WorkshopESSLLI Workshop on Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis 2005
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh, Scotland
    Period8/08/058/08/05

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