Experiments Using Stochastic Search For Text Planning

Chris Mellish, Alistair Knott, Jon Oberlander, Mick O'Donnell

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Marcu has characterised an important and difficult problem in text planning: given a set of facts' to convey and a set of rhetorical relations that can be used to link them together, how Can one arrange this material so as to yield the best possible text? We describe experiments with a number of heuristic Search methods for this task.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International General Workshop
PublisherACL Anthology
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • text planning
  • stochastic search
  • heuristic search method
  • possible text
  • rhetorical relation
  • difficult problem


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