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Towards Statistical Paraphrase Generation: Preliminary Evaluations of Grammaticality

TitleTowards Statistical Paraphrase Generation: Preliminary Evaluations of Grammaticality
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWan, S, Dras, M, Dale, R, Paris, C
Conference Name3rd International Workshop on Paraphrasing (IWP2005)
Conference LocationJeju Island, South Korea
Abstract

Summary sentences are often paraphrases of existing sentences. They may be made up of recycled fragments of text taken from important sentences in an input document. We investigate the use of a statistical sentence generation technique that recombines words probabilistically in order to create new sentences. Given a set of event-related sentences, we use an extended version of the Viterbi algorithm which employs dependency relation and bigram probabilities to find the most probable summary sentence. Using precision and recall metrics for verb arguments as a measure of grammaticality, we find that our system performs better than a bigram baseline, producing fewer spurious verb arguments.

URLhttp://aclweb.org/anthology/I/I05/I05-5012.pdf