A few days ago, I posted a summary of some recent work on syntactic alignment with Kodi Weatherholtz and Kathryn Campell-Kibler (both at The Ohio State University), in which we used the WAMI interface to collect speech data for research on language production over Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
Ah, just when I thought it couldn’t get any better: Uniform Information Density has been applied to text generation ;). Have a look at this paper (thanks, Raja, for forwarding it):
- Rajakrishnan Rajkumar and Michael White. 2011. Linguistically Motivated Complementizer Choice in Surface Realization. In Proc. of the EMNLP-11 Workshop on Using Corpora in NLG. (bib)