Chinese couplet generation with neural network structures

Rui Yan, Cheng Te Li, Xiaohua Hu, Ming Zhang

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Abstract

Part of the unique cultural heritage of China is the Chinese couplet. Given a sentence (namely an antecedent clause), people reply with another sentence (namely a subsequent clause) equal in length. Moreover, a special phenomenon is that corresponding characters from the same position in the two clauses match each other by following certain constraints on semantic and/or syntactic relatedness. Automatic couplet generation by computer is viewed as a difficult problem and has not been fully explored. In this paper, we formulate the task as a natural language generation problem using neural network structures. Given the issued antecedent clause, the system generates the subsequent clause via sequential language modeling. To satisfy special characteristics of couplets, we incorporate the attention mechanism and polishing schema into the encoding-decoding process. The couplet is generated incrementally and iteratively. A comprehensive evaluation, using perplexity and BLEU measurements as well as human judgments, has demonstrated the effectiveness of our proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016 - Long Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages2347-2357
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510827585
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2016 Aug 72016 Aug 12

Publication series

Name54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016 - Long Papers
Volume4

Other

Other54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2016
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period16-08-0716-08-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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