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Generating Anaphoric Expressions Contextual Reasoning in Sentence Planning

Abstract : This thesis investigates the contextual reasoning involved in the production of anaphoric expressions in natural language generation systems. More specifically, I propose generation strategies for two types of discourse anaphora which have not been treated in generation before : bridging descriptions and additive particles. To this end the contextual conditions that govern the use of these expressions have to be formalized. The formalization that I propose is based on notions from linguistics and extends previous approaches to the generation of co-referential anaphora. I then specify the reasoning tasks that have to be carried out in order to check the contextual conditions. I describe how they can be implemented using a state-of-the-art reasoning system for description logics, and I compare my proposal to alternative approaches using other kinds of reasoning tools. Finally, I describe an experimental implementation of the proposed approach.
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Kristina Striegnitz. Generating Anaphoric Expressions Contextual Reasoning in Sentence Planning. Other [cs.OH]. Université Henri Poincaré - Nancy 1, 2004. English. ⟨NNT : 2004NAN10186⟩. ⟨tel-01746737⟩



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