Generation of Paraphrases.

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Generation of Paraphrases.

In [10] we discuss the implementation of a variant of the monitoring strategy, to solve the problem of the generation of paraphrases.

If parsing an utterance has lead to several readings, one way in order to determine the intended meaning is to start a clarification dialog, in which the multiple interpretations of the parsed utterance are contrasted by restating them in different form. The dialog partner is then requested to choose the appropriate paraphrase, by asking her `Do you mean X or Y ?'.

The advantage of our approach is, that it will be ensured that the source of the ambiguity is used directly during the production of such paraphrases. Therefore, the generation of irrelevant paraphrases is avoided.

Gertjan van Noord
Thu Nov 24 18:08:35 MET 1994