1996 SALS-SIG Seminars

1996 SALS-SIG Seminars

SALS-SIG Research Seminar

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Strategies for Comparison in Encyclopedia Descriptions

Maria Milosavljevic
MRI Language Technology Group, Department of Computing, Macquarie University

When: Friday, 31st May 1996

Time: 2:00pm

Where: Room E6A102, Macquarie University


This talk will be a practice run for a paper I will be presenting at the 8th International Natural Language Generation Workshop in Sussex, UK in June. This paper is published jointly with Robert Dale. The abstract of the paper is:

Comparisons are typically employed to distinguish similar entities, or to illustrate a property of an entity by referring to another commonly known entity which shares that property. Based on an analysis of a corpus of encyclopedia texts, we define three types of comparisons and outline some strategies for applying these in the generation of entity descriptions. We describe how these comparison strategies are used within the Peba-II hypertext generation system to generate descriptions of animals.

Enquiries: Maria Milosavljevic 9850 6345 mariam@mpce.mq.edu.au

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