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Evaluating algorithms for the Generation of Referring Expressions using a balanced corpus

Gatt, A., van der Sluis, I. & van Deemter, K., 2007, Proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, ENLG-07.. Sloss Dagstuhl, Germany

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Despite being the focus of intensive research, evaluation
of algorithms that generate referring expressions
is still in its infancy. We describe a corpusbased
evaluation methodology, applied to a number
of classic algorithms in this area. The methodology
focuses on balance and semantic transparency to
enable comparison of human and algorithmic output.
Although the Incremental Algorithm emerges
as the best match, we found that its dependency on
manually-set parameters makes its performance difficult
to predict.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, ENLG-07.
Place of PublicationSloss Dagstuhl, Germany
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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