A framework for stylistically controlled generation

D.S. Paiva, Roger Evans

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In this paper we describe a framework for stylistic control of the generation process. The approach correlates stylistic dimensions obtained from a corpus-based factor analysis with internal generator decisions, and uses the correlation to direct the generator towards particular style settings. We illustrate this approach with a prototype generator of medical information. We compare our framework with previous approaches according to how they define, characterise and specify style and how effective they are at controlling it, arguing that our framework offers a generic, practical, evaluable approach to the problem of stylistic control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural language generation: third international conference, INLG 2004 Brockenhurst, UK, July 14-16, 2004 Proceedings
EditorsAnja Belz, Roger Evans, P. Piwek
Place of PublicationHeidelburg, Germany
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540223405
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science

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  • Natural language generation


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