Paraphrasing

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Paraphrasing
« on: July 02, 2019, 07:51:06 PM »
Has anyone worked with paraphrasing at all?

I'm looking for an API, I've found old references to a Microsoft Paraphrase API, but can't track it down, maybe they dropped it.

An API would be a quick fix, but it might make a nice Summer project in PHP.

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Re: Paraphrasing
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 08:22:29 PM »
There's a corpus, here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52398
That's not an API, not sure whether it helps.

Is it for Elfscript?
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Re: Paraphrasing
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 09:01:01 PM »
It might help down the line thanks. :)

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Is it for Elfscript?

Yes but as part of the engine running Jess. The language/script is pretty much there now, but the engine can always be expanded with further functions called by script.

I was looking for a way to rephrase sentences too, that's how I ended up looking for something to paraphrase.

I'm thinking about a way to give more variety in responses. So for example, if the bot asks:

Hello user what are you doing?

I'd be aiming to programmatically rephrase that to something like:

Hey, what are you up to?

I have a dictionary so I could try using synonyms to start with.

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Re: Paraphrasing
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 09:59:10 AM »
Some methods: http://veredshwartz.blogspot.com/2017/08/paraphrasing.html
A paraphrase database: http://paraphrase.org/#/search?q=how%20do%20you%20do&filter=&lang=en

I've only done synonyms myself, it works reasonably on verbs but replacing nouns can get weird.
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Re: Paraphrasing
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 01:09:57 PM »
Thanks Don, I remembered your summariser project of course, so thought you must have come by this :)

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I've only done synonyms myself, it works reasonably on verbs but replacing nouns can get weird.

Yes I have tried that in the past and agree  :D

 


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