Publication - Condensing Sentences for Subtitle Generation

Condensing Sentences for Subtitle Generation

Research Area:  
In Proceedings


Year: 2008
Authors: Prokopis Prokopidis; V. Karra; A. Papagianopoulou; Stelios Piperidis
Editor: Khalid Choukri and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odjik and Stelios Piperidis and Daniel Tapias and Nicoletta Calzolari
Book title: Proceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)
Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Organization: European Language Resources Association
Date: May
ISBN: 2-9517408-4-0
Text condensation aims at shortening the length of an utterance without losing essential textual information. In this paper, we report on the implementation and preliminary evaluation of a sentence condensation tool for Greek using a manually constructed table of 450 lexical paraphrases, and a set of rules that delete syntactic subtrees that carry minor semantic information. Evaluation on two-sentence sets show promising results regarding grammaticality and semantic acceptability of compressed versions.