Victor Chenal


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Predicting sentential semantic compatibility for aggregation in text-to-text generation
Victor Chenal | Jackie Chi Kit Cheung
Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers

We examine the task of aggregation in the context of text-to-text generation. We introduce a new aggregation task which frames the process as grouping input sentence fragments into clusters that are to be expressed as a single output sentence. We extract datasets for this task from a corpus using an automatic extraction process. Based on the results of a user study, we develop two gold-standard clusterings and corresponding evaluation methods for each dataset. We present a hierarchical clustering framework for predicting aggregation decisions on this task, which outperforms several baselines and can serve as a reference in future work.