Paraphrasing Using Given and New Information in a Question-Answer System

@inproceedings{McKeown1979ParaphrasingUG,
  title={Paraphrasing Using Given and New Information in a Question-Answer System},
  author={Kathleen McKeown},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={1979}
}
The design and implementation of a paraphrase component for a natural language question-answer system (CO-OP) is presented. A major point made is the role of given and new information in formulating a paraphrase that differs in a meaningful way from the user's question. A description is also given of the transformational grammar used by the paraphraser to generate questions. Comments University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MSCIS-80-13. This… CONTINUE READING

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