A Gold Standard Methodology for Evaluating Accuracy in Data-To-Text Systems

Craig Thomson, Ehud Reiter


Abstract
Most Natural Language Generation systems need to produce accurate texts. We propose a methodology for high-quality human evaluation of the accuracy of generated texts, which is intended to serve as a gold-standard for accuracy evaluations of data-to-text systems. We use our methodology to evaluate the accuracy of computer generated basketball summaries. We then show how our gold standard evaluation can be used to validate automated metrics.
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2020.inlg-1.22
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Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
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December
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2020
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Dublin, Ireland
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INLG
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SIGGEN
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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158–168
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.inlg-1.22
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Craig Thomson and Ehud Reiter. 2020. A Gold Standard Methodology for Evaluating Accuracy in Data-To-Text Systems. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, pages 158–168, Dublin, Ireland. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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A Gold Standard Methodology for Evaluating Accuracy in Data-To-Text Systems (Thomson & Reiter, INLG 2020)
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