A predictive approach for the generation of rhetorical devices

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    Abstract

    Human discourse is fraught with rhetorical devices such as contradictions, illustrations, and analogies. These rhetorical devices carry important information which a listener uses to speed up the comprehension process. In this paper, we present a taxonomy of rhetorical devices commonly used in tutoring environment, and model the meaning of a class of rhetorical devices in terms of their anticipated effect on a listener's knowledge. These predictions are then used in planning computer‐generated discourse. As a testbed for our ideas, a system called WISHFUL is being implemented to generate commentaries in the domain of high‐school algebra within the framework of an intelligent tutoring system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-40
    Number of pages16
    JournalComputational Intelligence
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990

    Keywords

    • discourse planning
    • intelligent tutoring system
    • listener model
    • natural language

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    In: Computational Intelligence, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.1990, p. 25-40.

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