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Title:Evaluating Centering-Based Metrics of Coherence
Authors: Nikiforos Karamanis ; Massimo Poesio ; Chris Mellish ; Jon Oberlander
Date:Jul 2004
Publication Title:Proceedings of ACL 2004 (Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics)
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
Page Nos:391-398
We use a reliably annotated corpus to compare metrics of coherence based on Centering Theory with respect to their potential usefulness for text structuring in natural language generation. Previous corpus-based evaluations of the coherence of text according to Centering did not compare the coherence of the chosen text structure with that of the possible alternatives. A corpus-based methodology is presented which distinguishes between Centering-based metrics taking these alternatives into account, and represents therefore a more appropriate way to evaluate Centering from a text structuring perspective.
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author = { Nikiforos Karamanis and Massimo Poesio and Chris Mellish and Jon Oberlander },
title = {Evaluating Centering-Based Metrics of Coherence},
book title = {Proceedings of ACL 2004 (Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics)},
year = 2004,
month = {Jul},
pages = {391-398},
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