Strategies for Natural Language Processing

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cated, it would be appropriate to study individual differences across subjects. Perhaps it would even be possible to analyze a subject's summarization behavior on a few key texts, and then predict subsequent summarization behavior on completely different texts. For the moment, however, our job is to design a system that can generate reasonable summaries for a variety of narrative texts. This chapter has attempted to show how such a goal may be realized in the near future.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The author is indebted to Roger Schank, Chris Riesbeck, Jim Meehan, Art Graesser, Haj Ross, and Marty Ringle for their extensive and helpful comments on various drafts of this chapter. This work was supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency under contract N00014-75-C-1111 and in part by the National Science Foundation under contract 1ST7918463.


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