Generating referring expressions containing Quantifiers

Sebastian Varges, Kees van Deemter

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Recent work on the Generation of Referring Expressions has increased the generating capability of algorithms in this area. This paper asks whether the models underlying these proposals can still be used if even more complex referring expressions are generated. To discuss this issue, we will investigate a variety of referring expressions that pose difficulties to current generation algorithms. In particular, we will discuss the difficulties associated with quantified referring expressions (such as ‘those women who have fewer than two children’, or ‘the people who work for exactly 2 employers’) and explain how they can be generated by extending the inference-based approach described in (Varges, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-6)
EditorsHarry Bunt, Jeroen Geertzen, Elias Thijsse
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event6th International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-6) - Tilburg, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jan 200514 Jan 2005


Conference6th International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-6)


  • generation of referring expressions

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