Eva Banik


2013

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User-Controlled, Robust Natural Language Generation from an Evolving Knowledge Base
Eva Banik | Eric Kow | Vinay Chaudhri
Proceedings of the 14th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation

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The KBGen Challenge
Eva Banik | Claire Gardent | Eric Kow
Proceedings of the 14th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation

2012

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Natural Language Generation for a Smart Biology Textbook
Eva Banik | Eric Kow | Nikhil Dinesh | Vinay Chaudhri | Umangi Oza
INLG 2012 Proceedings of the Seventh International Natural Language Generation Conference

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KBGen – Text Generation from Knowledge Bases as a New Shared Task
Eva Banik | Claire Gardent | Donia Scott | Nikhil Dinesh | Fennie Liang
INLG 2012 Proceedings of the Seventh International Natural Language Generation Conference

2009

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Parenthetical Constructions - an Argument against Modularity
Eva Banik
Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks (GEAF 2009)

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Extending a Surface Realizer to Generate Coherent Discourse
Eva Banik
Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Conference Short Papers

2008

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A Study of Parentheticals in Discourse Corpora - Implications for NLG Systems
Eva Banik | Alan Lee
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

This paper presents a corpus study of parenthetical constructions in two different corpora: the Penn Discourse Treebank (PDTB, (PDTBGroup, 2008)) and the RST Discourse Treebank (Carlson et al., 2001). The motivation for the study is to gain a better understanding of the rhetorical properties of parentheticals in order to enable a natural language generation system to produce parentheticals as part of a rhetorically well-formed output. We argue that there is a correlation between syntactic and rhetorical types of parentheticals and establish two main categories: ELABORATION/EXPANSION-type NP-modifier parentheticals and NON-ELABORATION/EXPANSION-type VP- or S-modifier parentheticals. We show several strategies for extracting these from the two corpora and discuss how the seemingly contradictory results obtained can be reconciled in light of the rhetorical and syntactic properties of parentheticals as well as the decisions taken in the annotation guidelines.

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An Integraged Architecture for Generating Parenthetical Constructions
Eva Banik
Proceedings of the ACL-08: HLT Student Research Workshop

2004

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Semantics of VP coordination in LTAG
Eva Banik
Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms