Generating referring expressions in context: the GREC shared task evaluation challenges
BELZ, ANJA, Kow, Eric, Viethen, Jette and Gatt, Albert (2010) Generating referring expressions in context: the GREC shared task evaluation challenges In: Krahmer, E. and Theune, M., eds. Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation. Lecture notes in computer science, 5790 . Springer, Berlin, pp. 294-327. ISBN 9783642155727
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Until recently, referring expression generation (reg) research focused on the task of selecting the semantic content of definite mentions of listener-familiar discourse entities. In the grec research programme we have been interested in a version of the reg problem definition that is (i) grounded within discourse context, (ii) embedded within an application context, and (iii) informed by naturally occurring data. This paper provides an overview of our aims and motivations in this research programme, the data resources we have built, and the first three shared-task challenges, grec-msr’08, grec-msr’09 and grec-neg’09, we have run based on the data.
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