A7: Controlling Information Density in Discourse Generation

Project A7 aims to develop a system which generates effective technical instruction videos for the computer game “Minecraft”. This system will implement a rational speaker who trades off communicative success (being understood by the listener) against succinctness, in particular with respect to the listener’s domain knowledge and the division of labor between language and video. To find near-optimal communicative choice efficiently enough for interactive use, the project will advance heuristic search methods within and across the generation of individual sentences.

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2019

Köhn, Arne; Koller, Alexander

Talking about what is not there: Generating indefinite referring expressions in Minecraft Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation, pp. 1-10, Association for Computational Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan, 2019.

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Wichlacz, Julia; Torralba, Álvaro; Hoffmann, Jörg

Construction-Planning Models in Minecraft Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Hierarchical Planning at ICAPS 2019, pp. 1-5, 2019.

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Jörg Hoffmann

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Alexander Koller

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Julia Wichlacz

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Arne Köhn

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