A framework for stylistically controlled generation

Paiva, D.S. and Evans, R.P. (2004) A framework for stylistically controlled generation In: Belz, A.M., Evans, R.P. and Piwek, P., eds. Natural language generation: third international conference, INLG 2004 Brockenhurst, UK, July 14-16, 2004 Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science, 3123/2004 . Springer, Heidelburg, Germany, pp. 120-129. ISBN 9783540223405

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a framework for stylistic control of the generation process. The approach correlates stylistic dimensions obtained from a corpus-based factor analysis with internal generator decisions, and uses the correlation to direct the generator towards particular style settings. We illustrate this approach with a prototype generator of medical information. We compare our framework with previous approaches according to how they define, characterise and specify style and how effective they are at controlling it, arguing that our framework offers a generic, practical, evaluable approach to the problem of stylistic control.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural language generation
Subjects: G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Natural Language Technology
Depositing User: Helen Webb
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2010 11:34
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3192

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