The purpose of this report is to highlight some of the critical issues involved in the Automatic Text Tailoring to evaluate whether it would represent an appealing and feasible strand of research to engage within the i3p group of TCC. We first briefly distinguish the computational contexts in which automatic text tailoring plays a relevant role, i.e. (i) summarization, (ii) adjusting a text for a different communicative context, (iii) reassembling a source content in a flexible way, (iv) the automatic generation of hypertext/hypermedia, (v) multi-document summarization. We then focus on the two target tasks (ii) and (iii) that seem more promising for i3p current research workplan. With the aid of some examples, we discuss how transformations in the communicative goal, modality, genre, tenor of a certain communicative context impose adjustments on the discourse structure and linguistic form of a text. We then sketch more explicitly a list of possible text manipulations that can be considered for automatic computation and how this can be supported by existing tools. A final wrap up chapter of the report isolates the topics and tasks that seem most promising and feasible for a possible investigation within i3p@TCC

Automatic Text Tailoring: Possible text manipulations and their motivation (exploratory study)

Not, Elena
2004

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to highlight some of the critical issues involved in the Automatic Text Tailoring to evaluate whether it would represent an appealing and feasible strand of research to engage within the i3p group of TCC. We first briefly distinguish the computational contexts in which automatic text tailoring plays a relevant role, i.e. (i) summarization, (ii) adjusting a text for a different communicative context, (iii) reassembling a source content in a flexible way, (iv) the automatic generation of hypertext/hypermedia, (v) multi-document summarization. We then focus on the two target tasks (ii) and (iii) that seem more promising for i3p current research workplan. With the aid of some examples, we discuss how transformations in the communicative goal, modality, genre, tenor of a certain communicative context impose adjustments on the discourse structure and linguistic form of a text. We then sketch more explicitly a list of possible text manipulations that can be considered for automatic computation and how this can be supported by existing tools. A final wrap up chapter of the report isolates the topics and tasks that seem most promising and feasible for a possible investigation within i3p@TCC
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