Text Generation

Text Generation

by Kathleen McKeown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521438020

ISBN-13: 9780521438025

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is concerned with the machine-based generation of natural language text and presents a formal analysis of problems, which in the main have previously only been approached descriptively. In the process of producing discourse, speakers and writers must decide what it is that they want to say and how to present it effectively. Kathleen McKeown's main concern

Overview

This book is concerned with the machine-based generation of natural language text and presents a formal analysis of problems, which in the main have previously only been approached descriptively. In the process of producing discourse, speakers and writers must decide what it is that they want to say and how to present it effectively. Kathleen McKeown's main concern is to identify and formalise principles of discourse so that they can be used in a computational process. The text generation theory she describes has been embodied in a computer program, TEXT, which, given a question, can produce a paragraph length response. An Appendix to the book provides examples of the TEXT system in operation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438025
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Studies in Natural Language Processing Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 2. Discourse structure; 3. Focusing in discourse; 4. TEXT system implementation; 5. Discourse history; 6. Related generation research; 7. Summary and conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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