15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  
   

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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Saliency and the Attentional State in Natural Language Generation

Chris Reed

The importance of saliency and attention in natural language generation is often underestimated. This paper aims to demonstrate why it is necessary to view and operationalise saliency in a similar way as has happened with intention. The discussion draws on both theoretical and practical considerations, and describes a generation system which implements the model.

Keywords: Discourse Modelling, Natural Language Processing

Citation: Chris Reed: Saliency and the Attentional State in Natural Language Generation. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.440-444.


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ECAI-2002 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the UniversitÚ Claude Bernard and INSA, Lyon, on behalf of Association Franšaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle.