Planning texts by constraint satisfaction

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Planning texts by constraint satisfaction
A method is de.scribed by which a rhetoricalstructure tree can be realized by a text structure made up of sections, paragraphs, sentences, vertical lists, mid other textual patterns, with discourse connectives added (in the correct positions) to mark rhetorical relations. We show that text-structuring can be formulated as a Constraint Satisfaction Problem, so that all solutions rest)ecting constraints on text-structure formation and structu,'al compatibility can be efficiently generated. Of the many sohltions generated by this method, some are stylistically preferable to others; we show how further constraints can be applied in order to select the best versions. Finally, we discuss some extensions such as the generation of indented text structures.
Richard Power
Added 01 Nov 2010
Updated 01 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Authors Richard Power
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