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Dale describes EPICURE, a natural language generating system, and its capacity to create referring ...
Dale describes EPICURE, a natural language generating system, and its capacity to create referring expressions in a domain embodying several interesting features: The entities in the domain consist of masses and sets as well as the more usual singular individuals; during the development of a discourse, the entities may take on new properties, existing entities may be destroyed, and new entities may be created; and the discourses within which the entities appear are hierarchically structured, allowing for the integration of discourse-structural constraints on the use of anaphoric expressions.
EPICURE is designed to generate text from underlying plans. Dale uses cooking recipes as examples, showing how the system must determine what level of explanation is required and how the events in the plan must be modeled to ensure that the references generated are accurate.
Robert Dale is Lecturer in the Centre for Cognitive Science and Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh.
|1.1||What This Book Is About||1|
|1.2||The Phenomena Considered||2|
|1.3||The Aims of the Work||3|
|1.5||An Overview of the System||12|
|1.6||Structure of the Book||13|
|2||The Representation of Entities||17|
|2.1||Some Ontological Problems in Recipes||17|
|2.2||A Survey of Objects in Recipes||22|
|2.3||Generalized Physical Objects||31|
|2.5||The Representation Language Summarized||61|
|3||The Generation of Connected Discourse||69|
|3.1||An Overview of EPICURE||69|
|3.2||Deciding What to Say||74|
|3.3||Discourse Generation and Domain Modeling||89|
|4||Generating Referring Expressions||115|
|4.3||Building Noun Phrases||120|
|5||Generating Anaphoric References||169|
|5.1||The Pronominalization Decision||169|
|5.4||The Referring Expression Algorithm Summarized||229|
|6||A Worked Example||233|
|6.1||The Target Recipe||233|
|6.2||The Ingredients of Recipe Generation||236|
|6.3||Generating the Discourse Specification||246|
|6.4||Generating the Text||248|