Condensing Sentences for Subtitle Generation
|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)|
|Organization:||European Language Resources Association|
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.