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Creative Writing with a Machine in the Loop: Case Studies on Slogans and Stories
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Novel natural language models and design choices are suggested that may better support creative writing, as machine suggestions do not necessarily lead to better written artifacts. Expand
Evaluation of Text Generation: A Survey
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This paper surveys evaluation methods of natural language generation (NLG) systems that have been developed in the last few years, with a focus on the evaluation of recently proposed NLG tasks and neural NLG models. Expand
Sentence Mover’s Similarity: Automatic Evaluation for Multi-Sentence Texts
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This work introduces methods based on sentence mover’s similarity, and finds that sentence-based metrics correlate with human judgments significantly better than ROUGE, both on machine-generated summaries and human-authored essays. Expand
Counterfactual Story Reasoning and Generation
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This paper proposes Counterfactual Story Rewriting: given an original story and an intervening counterfactual event, the task is to minimally revise the story to make it compatible with the given counterfactually event. Expand
Sounding Board: A User-Centric and Content-Driven Social Chatbot
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The system architecture consists of several components including spoken language processing, dialogue management, language generation, and content management, with emphasis on user-centric and content-driven design. Expand
Tweet! - And I Can Tell How Many Followers You Have
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An approach to predict the follower counts of Twitter users by looking at a small amount of their tweets is reported, and a pattern of textual features that demonstrates the correlation between Twitter specific communication and the number of followers is found. Expand
Evaluating Machines by their Real-World Language Use
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This work proposes to evaluate machines by their success at real-world language use -- which greatly expands the scope of language tasks that can be measured and studied, and introduces TuringAdvice, a new challenge for language understanding systems. Expand
Exploring the Effect of Author and Reader Identity in Online Story Writing: the STORIESINTHEWILD Corpus.
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Compared to younger readers, readers age 45 and older consider stories significantly less creative and less entertaining, and suggest that reader and writer demographics, as well as writing setup, should be accounted for in story writing evaluations. Expand
Event-centric Context Modeling: The Case of Story Comprehension and Story Generation
In this opinion piece, we argue that there is a need for alternative design directions to complement existing AI efforts in narrative and character generation and algorithm development. To make ourExpand