A Corpus-Based Methodology for Evaluating Metrics of Coherence for Text Structuring

Nikiforos Karamanis, Chris Mellish, Jon Oberlander, Massimo Poesio

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This paper presents a novel corpus-based methodology for comparing metrics of coherence with respect to their potential usefulness for text structuring. Different definitions of such metrics, all using notions from Centering Theory, are discussed, and the methodology is applied to existing data derived from the MPIRO generation system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Language Generation
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, INLG 2004, Brockenhurst, UK, July 14-16, 2004. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-27823-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-22340-5
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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