The GIVE Challenge was designed for the evaluation of natural language generation (NLG) systems. It involved the automatic generation of instructions for users in a 3D environment. In this paper we introduce two NLG systems that we developed for this challenge. One system focused on generating optimally helpful instructions while the other focused on entertainment. We used the data gathered in the Challenge to compare the efficiency and entertainment value of both systems. We found a clear difference in efficiency, but were unable to prove that one system was more entertaining than the other. This could be explained by the fact that the set-up and evaluation methods of the GIVE Challenge were not aimed at entertainment.
|Title of host publication||Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment|
|Place of Publication||Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2009|
|Name||Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering|