Assisted Nominalization for Academic English Writing

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation (2IS&NLG)
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages26-30
ISBN (Electronic)9781948087889
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Conference

Title Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation (2IS&NLG)
PlaceNetherlands
CityTilburg
Period5 - 8 November 2018

Abstract

Nominalization is a common linguistic feature in academic writing. By expressing actions or events (verbs) as concepts or things (nouns), nominalization produces more abstract and formal text, and conveys a more objective tone. We report our progress in developing a system that offers automatic assistance for nominalization. Given an input sentence with a complex clause, it paraphrases the sentence into a simplex clause by transforming verb phrases into noun phrases. Preliminary evaluations suggest that system performance achieved high recall.

Citation Format(s)

Assisted Nominalization for Academic English Writing. / Lee, John; Saberi, Dariush; Lam, Marvin; Webster, Jonathan.

Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation (2IS&NLG). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2018. p. 26-30.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review