Paraphrasing for style

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Proceedings titleCOLING 2012, 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference: Technical Papers
Conference24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2012, December 8-15, 2012, Mumbai, India
Pages28992914; # of pages: 16
SubjectAutomatic evaluation; Parallel text; Parallel training; Paraphrase; Shakespeare; Writing style; Computational linguistics
AbstractWe present initial investigation into the task of paraphrasing language while targeting a particular writing style. The plays of William Shakespeare and their modern translations are used as a testbed for evaluating paraphrase systems targeting a specific style of writing. We show that even with a relatively small amount of parallel training data, it is possible to learn paraphrase models which capture stylistic phenomena, and these models outperform baselines based on dictionaries and out-of-domain parallel text. In addition we present an initial investigation into automatic evaluation metrics for paraphrasing writing style. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work to investigate the task of paraphrasing text with the goal of targeting a specific style of writing. © 2012 The COLING.
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Linkhttp://aclweb.org/anthology/C/C12/C12-1177.pdf
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21269998
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