Generating referring expressions in context: the GREC shared task evaluation challenges

Anja Belz, Eric Kow, Jette Viethen, Albert Gatt

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Until recently, referring expression generation (reg) research focused on the task of selecting the semantic content of definite mentions of listener-familiar discourse entities. In the grec research programme we have been interested in a version of the reg problem definition that is (i) grounded within discourse context, (ii) embedded within an application context, and (iii) informed by naturally occurring data. This paper provides an overview of our aims and motivations in this research programme, the data resources we have built, and the first three shared-task challenges, grec-msr’08, grec-msr’09 and grec-neg’09, we have run based on the data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmpirical Methods in Natural Language Generation
EditorsE. Krahmer, M. Theune
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9783642155727
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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NameLecture notes in computer science


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