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Evaluating centering for information ordering using corpora

Karamanis, N and Poesio, M and Mellish, C and Oberlander, J (2009) 'Evaluating centering for information ordering using corpora.' Computational Linguistics, 35 (1). 29 - 46. ISSN 0891-2017


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In this article we discuss several metrics of coherence defined using centering theory and investigate the usefulness of such metrics for information ordering in automatic text generation. We estimate empirically which is the most promising metric and how useful this metric is using a general methodology applied on several corpora. Our main result is that the simplest metric (which relies exclusively on nocb transitions) sets a robust baseline that cannot be outperformed by other metrics which make use of additional centering-based features. This baseline can be used for the development of both text-to-text and concept-to-text generation systems. © 2008 Association for Computational Linguistics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 15:28
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 06:15

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