Natural Language Generation

Third International Conference, INLG 2004, Brockenhurst, UK, July 14-16, 2004. Proceedings

  • Anja Belz
  • Roger Evans
  • Paul Piwek
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/b98634

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3123)

Table of contents (23 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Paper

  3. Regular Papers

    1. Salience-Driven Text Planning
      Christian Chiarcos, Manfred Stede
      Pages 21-30
    2. Generating Referring Expressions Using Perceptual Groups
      Kotaro Funakoshi, Satoru Watanabe, Naoko Kuriyama, Takenobu Tokunaga
      Pages 51-60
    3. On Referring to Sets of Objects Naturally
      Helmut Horacek
      Pages 70-79
    4. An ATMS Approach to Systemic Sentence Generation
      Hasan Kamal, Chris Mellish
      Pages 80-89
    5. A Corpus-Based Methodology for Evaluating Metrics of Coherence for Text Structuring
      Nikiforos Karamanis, Chris Mellish, Jon Oberlander, Massimo Poesio
      Pages 90-99
    6. Classification-Based Generation Using TAG
      Tomasz Marciniak, Michael Strube
      Pages 100-109
    7. A Framework for Stylistically Controlled Generation
      Daniel S. Paiva, Roger Evans
      Pages 120-129
    8. Modelling Politeness in Natural Language Generation
      Kaśka Porayska-Pomsta, Chris Mellish
      Pages 141-150
    9. Context-Based Incremental Generation for Dialogue
      Matthew Purver, Ruth Kempson
      Pages 151-160
    10. Contextual Influences on Near-Synonym Choice
      Ehud Reiter, Somayajulu Sripada
      Pages 161-170
    11. Reining in CCG Chart Realization
      Michael White
      Pages 182-191

About these proceedings


The Third International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2004) was held from 14th to 16th July 2004 at Careys Manor, Brockenhurst, UK. Supported by the Association for Computational Linguistics Special - terest Group on Generation, the conference continued a twenty-year tradition of biennial international meetings on research into natural language generation. Recent conference venues have included Mitzpe Ramon, Israel (INLG 2000) and New York, USA (INLG 2002). It was our pleasure to invite the thriving and friendly NLG research community to the beautiful New Forest in the south of England for INLG 2004. INLG is the leading international conference in the ?eld of natural language generation. It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of original research on all aspects of the generation of language, including psychological modelling of human language production as well as computational approaches to the automatic generation of language. This volume includes a paper by the keynote speaker, Ardi Roelofs of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholingu- tics and the F. C. Donders Centre for CognitiveNeuroimaging,18 regular papers reportingthelatestresearchresultsanddirections,and4studentpapersdescr- ing doctoral work in progress. These papers reveal a particular concentration of current research e?ort on statistical and machine learning methods, on referring expressions, and on variation in surface realisation. The papers were selected from 46 submissions from all over the world (27 from Europe, 13 from North America, 6 from elsewhere), which were subjected to a rigorous double-blind reviewing process undertaken by our hard-working programme committee.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anja Belz
    • 1
  • Roger Evans
    • 2
  • Paul Piwek
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Technology Research InstituteUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  2. 2.University of BrightonBrightonUK
  3. 3.NLG Group, Centre for Research in ComputingThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22340-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27823-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349