Full Paraphrase Generation for Fragments in Dialogue

  • Christian Ebert
  • Shalom Lappin
  • Howard Gregory
  • Nicolas Nicolov
Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 22)


Much previous work on generation has focused on the general problem of producing lexical strings from abstract semantic representations. We consider generation in the context of a particular task, creating full sentential paraphrases of fragments in dialogue. When the syntactic, semantic and phonological information provided by a dialogue fragment resolution system is made accessible to a generation component, much of the indeterminacy of lexical selection is eliminated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Ebert
    • 1
  • Shalom Lappin
    • 1
  • Howard Gregory
    • 1
  • Nicolas Nicolov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.IBM T. J. Watson Research CenterYorktownUSA

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