The role of saliency in generating natural language arguments

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    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Generating expressions which communicate information already known to the hearer, building enthymematic arguments, and characterising refutations all pose significant problems to traditional natural language generation techniques. After exploring these problems, an approach is proposed which through its employment of a notion of saliency handles them cleanly, and offers support for further features including clue word generation. It is argued that propositional salience and its interaction with intentional, attentional, epistemic and structural components of a text generation system have a key role to play in the design and realisation of persuasive text.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
    EditorsThomas Dean
    PublisherInternational Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    Pages878-881
    Number of pages4
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)1558606130
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 1999 - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 31 Jul 19996 Aug 1999

    Conference

    Conference16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 1999
    CountrySweden
    CityStockholm
    Period31/07/996/08/99

    Research Output

    • 7 Citations
    • 1 Paper

    The role of saliency in generating natural language arguments

    Reed, C., 1999.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference

    16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 1999

    Chris Reed (Participant)

    4 Aug 1999

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cite this

    Reed, C. (1999). The role of saliency in generating natural language arguments. In T. Dean (Ed.), IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 878-881). International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. http://library.dundee.ac.uk:80/F/?func=direct&local_base=DUN01&doc_number=000226738