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Multimodal reference in dialogue : towards a balanced corpus

  title={Multimodal reference in dialogue : towards a balanced corpus},
  author={P. Piwek and Albert Gatt and I. V. D. Sluis and A. Bangerter},
Generation of Referring Expressions (GRE), e.g., Dale and Reiter (1995), is one of the core tasks of Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems. Usually it is formulated as an identification problem: given a domain representing entities and their properties, construct a referring expression for a target referent or set of target referents which singles it out from its distractors. Recently, researchers in this area have turned their attention to multimodal referring acts, in particular, the… Expand


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Proceedings of LONDIAL 2008: the 12th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, King's College and Queen Mary
  • Proceedings of LONDIAL 2008: the 12th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, King's College and Queen Mary
  • 2008
Generating multimodal referring expressions
  • Discourse Processes
  • 2007
Generating multimodal referring expressions
  • Discourse Processes, 44(3):145–174.
  • 2007