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Proceedings of the Eleventh European Workshop on Natural Language Generation - ENLG '07
The issue of sentence ordering is an important one for natural language tasks such as multi-document summarization, yet there has not been a quantitative exploration of the range of acceptable sentence orderings for short texts. We present results of a sentence reordering experiment with three experimental conditions. Our findings indicate a very high degree of variability in the orderings that the eighteen subjects produce. In addition, the variability of reorderings is significantly greaterdoi:10.3115/1610163.1610177 fatcat:p34uytkj2rffxfsjqwf3whzxsi