Large Margin Synchronous Generation and its Application to Sentence Compression

Trevor Cohn, Mirella Lapata

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This paper presents a tree-to-tree transduction method for text rewriting. Our model is based on synchronous tree substitution grammar, a formalism that allows local distortion of the tree topology and can thus naturally capture structural mismatches. We describe an algorithm for decoding in this framework and show how the model can be trained discriminatively within a large margin framework. Experimental results on sentence compression bring significant improvements over a state-of-the-art model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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