thesis

Henriette Anna Elisabeth Viethen (2011). The Generation of Natural Descriptions: Corpus-Based Investigations of Referring Expressions in Visual Domains. PhD Thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [ pdf ]

 

journal articles

Jette Viethen, Robert Dale and Markus Guhe (2013). Referring in dialogue: alignment or construction? In Language and Cognitive Processes, published online: 11 Sep 2013. [ url ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2007). Evaluation in natural language generation: lessons from referring expression generation. In Traitement Automatique des Langues 48(1):141-160, special edition "Principles of Evaluation in Natural Language Processing". [ pdf ]

 

conference papers

Jette Viethen, Margaret Mitchell and Emiel Krahmer (2013). Graphs and Spatial Relations in the Generation of Referring Expressions. In Proceedings of the 14th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 72-81, Sofia, Bulgaria. [ pdf ]

Jette Viethen, Martijn Goudbeek and Emiel Krahmer (2012). The Impact of Colour Difference and Colour Codability on Reference Production. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1084-1089, Sapporo, Japan. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen, Robert Dale and Markus Guhe (2011). The Impact of Visual Context on the Content of Referring Expressions. In Proceedings of the 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 44-52, Nancy, France. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2011). GRE3D7: A corpus of distinguishing descriptions for objects in visual scenes. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Using Corpora in Natural Language Generation and Evaluation, 12-22, Edinburgh, Scotland. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen, Robert Dale and Markus Guhe (2011). Generating subsequent reference in shared visual scenes: computation vs. re-use. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing 2011, 1158-1167, Edinburgh, Scotland. [ pdf | poster ]

Jette Viethen, Robert Dale and Markus Guhe (2011). Serial dependency: Is it a characteristic of human referring expression generation? In Proceedings of the 2011 Workshop on Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the Gap Between Computational and Empirical Approaches to Reference, Boston MA, USA. [ pdf | slides ]

Denis Burnham, Dominique Estival, Steven Fazio, Felicity Cox, Robert Dale, Jette Viethen, Steve Cassidy, Julien Epps, Roberto Togneri, Yuko Kinoshita, Roland Göcke, Joanne Arciuli, Marc Onslow, Trent Lewis, Andy Butcher, John Hajek (2011). Building an audio-visual corpus of Australian English: large corpus collection with an economical portable and replicable black box. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Florence, Italy. [ pdf ]

Nina Dethlefs, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl and Jette Viethen (2011). Optimising Natural Language Generation decision making for situated dialogue. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, 78-87, Portland OR, USA. [ pdf ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2010). Speaker-dependent variation in content selection for referring expression generation. In Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Language Technology Workshop, 81-89, Melbourne, Australia. Best paper award. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen, Simon Zwarts, Robert Dale and Markus Guhe (2010). Generating subsequent referring expressions in a visual domain. In Proceedings of the 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Valetta, Malta. [ pdf | poster ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2009). Referring expression generation: What can we learn from human data? In Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the Gap Between Computational and Empirical Approaches to Reference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [ pdf | slides ]

Robert Dale and Jette Viethen (2009). Referring expression generation through attribute-based heuristics. In Proceedings of the 12th European Workshop on Natural Natural Language Generation, 58-65, Athens, Greece. [ pdf ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2008). Generating relational references: What makes a difference? In Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Language Technology Workshop, 160-168, Hobart, Australia. [ pdf ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2008). The use of spatial relations in referring expressions. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, 59-67, Salt Fork OH, USA. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen, Robert Dale, Emiel Krahmer, Mariët Theune and Pascal Touset (2008). Controlling redundancy in referring expressions. In Proceedings of the 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Marrakech, Morocco. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2007). Capturing acceptable variation in distinguishing descriptions. Proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Natural Natural Language Generation, 113-120, Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany. [ pdf | slides ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2006). Towards the evaluation of referring expression generation. In Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Language Technology Workshop, 115-122, Sydney, Australia. [ pdf | poster ]

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2006). Algorithms for generating referring expressions: Do they do what people do? In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, 63-70, Sydney, Australia. [ pdf | slides ]

 

book chapters

Robert Dale and Jette Viethen (2011). Referring expression generation through attribute-based heuristics. In Robert Dale, Denis Burnham and Catherine Stevens (eds.) Human Communication Science: A Compendium, 197-208, The ARC Research Network on Communication Science, Australia.

Robert Dale and Jette Viethen (2010). Attribute-centric referring expression generation. In Emiel Krahmer and Mariët Theune (eds.) Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5980, 163-179, Springer. [ pre-print ]

Anja Belz, Eric Kow, Jette Viethen and Albert Gatt (2010). Generating referring expressions in context: The GREC Shared Task Evaluation Challenges. In Emiel Krahmer and Mariët Theune (eds.) Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5980, 294-327, Springer.

 

evaluation competition submissions

Ivo Brugman, Mariët Theune, Emiel Krahmer, Jette Viethen (2009). Realizing the costs: template-based surface realisation in the GRAPH approach to referring expression generation. In Proceedings of the 12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 183-184, Athens, Greece. [ pdf | poster ]

Emiel Krahmer, Mariët Theune, Jette Viethen, and Iris Hendrickx (2008). GRAPH: The costs of redundancy in referring expressions. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, 227-229, Salt Fork OH, USA. [ pdf | poster ]

Mariët Theune, Pascal Touset, Jette Viethen, and Emiel Krahmer (2007). Cost-based attribute selection for GRE (GRAPH-SC/ GRAPH-FP). In Proceedings of the UCNLG+MT at MT Summit XI, 95-97, Copenhagen, Denmark. [ pdf ]

 

position papers, reports, presentations

Jette Viethen and Robert Dale (2009). The cognitive plausibility of algorithms for referring expression generation. Presentation at The 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia. [ abstract ]

Anja Belz, Eric Kow and Jette Viethen (2009). The GREC Named Entity Generation Challenge 2009: Overview and evaluation results. In Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Language Generation and Summarisation (UCNLG+Sum 2009), 88-98, Singapore. [ pdf ]

Anja Belz, Eric Kow, Jette Viethen and Albert Gatt (2009). The GREC Main Subject Reference Generation Challenge 2009: Overview and evaluation results. In Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Language Generation and Summarisation (UCNLG+Sum 2009), 79-87, Singapore. [ pdf ]

Anja Belz, Eric Kow, Jette Viethen and Albert Gatt (2008). The GREC Challenge: Overview and evaluation results. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, 183-191, Salt Fork OH, USA. [ pdf ]

Jette Viethen (2007). Referring expressions: from the good enough to the most useful. Position paper presented at the Research Workshop on Generating Referring Expressions that Are Optimal for Hearers, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. [ pdf | slides ]

Anja Belz, Albert Gatt, Ehud Reiter and Jette Viethen (2007). Referring expression generation. In Report of the Workshop on Shared Tasks and Comparative Evaluation in Natural Language Generation, Chapter 3, 17-32, Arlington VA, USA. [ pdf ]

Jette Viethen (2007). Automatic evaluation of referring expression generation is possible. Position paper for the Workshop on Shared Tasks and Comparative Evaluation in Natural Language Generation, Arlington VA, USA. [ pdf | slides ]