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This volume presents the proceedings of the Sixth
International Workshop on Automated Natural Language
Generation held in Castel Ivano, Trento, Italy, April 5-7,
1992. Besides an invited lecture by Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann,
a well-known researcher in computer animation, on creating and visualizing speech and emotion, the volume includes the
17 thouroughly reviewed papers accepted for presentation,
selected out of the submissions to the Workshop, as well as
11 statements contributed to panels on multilinguality and generation or extending language generation to multiple media. The accepted papers by leading researchers from
Japan, North America and Europe fall in sections on generator system architecture, issues in realisation,
issues in discourse structure, and beyond traditional generation.
A model for creating and visualizing speech and emotion.- Integrated natural language generation systems.- An integrated view of text planning.- Integrating text planning and linguistic choice by annotating linguistic structures.- Employing knowledge resources in a new text planner architecture.- Type-driven suppression of redundancy in the generation of inference-rich reports.- Controlling content realization with functional unification grammars.- Syntactic selection in linguistic realization: A comparative study.- A constraint logic programming treatment of syntactic choice in natural language generation.- Generating utterances in dialogue systems.- Monologue as a turn in dialogue: Towards an integration of exchange structure and rhetorical structure theory.- Abducing temporal discourse.- Using system networks to build rhetorical structures.- Customizing RST for the automatic production of technical manuals.- Text revision: A model and its implementation.- Transparently-motivated metaphor generation.- Generating referring expressions in a multimodal environment.- The performance of an incremental generation component for multi-modal dialog contributions.- Multimedia presentation planning as an extension of text planning.- Visible language: Multimodal constraints in information presentation.- Generation of multimodal weather reports.- Steps toward hypergeneration.- WIP: Integrating text and graphics design for adaptive information presentation.- Constructing an interlingua using generator resources.- Bilingual report generation: Experience with interlingae.- Multilingual generation: Dimensions of organization and forms of representation.- On language-independent inputs for multilingual generation.- Remarks on multilinguality and generation.