Underspecified Universal Dependency Structures as Inputs for Multilingual Surface Realisation

Simon Mille, Anja Belz, Bernd Bohnet, Leo Wanner

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In this paper, we present the datasets used in the Shallow and Deep Tracks of the First Multilingual Surface Realisation Shared Task (SR’18).
For the Shallow Track, data in ten languages has been re- leased: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. For the Deep Track, data in three languages is made available: English, French and Spanish. We describe in detail how the datasets were derived from
the Universal Dependencies V2.0, and report on an evaluation of the Deep Track input quality. In addition, we examine the motivation for, and likely usefulness of, deriving NLG inputs from annotations in resources originally developed for Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and
assess whether the resulting inputs supply enough information of the right kind for the final stage in the NLG process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Natural Language Generation Conference
PublisherThe Association for Computational Linguistics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Event11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation - Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018


Conference11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Abbreviated titleINLG2018
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