New Concepts in Natural Language Generation: Planning, Realization and Systems

New Concepts in Natural Language Generation: Planning, Realization and Systems

by Helmut Horacek


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This book aims to inform researchers with an interest in natural language generation about advances in the field. It is organised around four topics – system architectures, content planning, discourse planning and realisation in linguistic form - and it presents some of the most important works in this area of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474246415
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/17/2015
Series: Linguistics: Bloomsbury Academic Collections
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Helmut Horacek works for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and taught at Saarland University, Germany.

Michael Zock is Emeritus Research Director of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, Aix-Marseille University, France.

Table of Contents

Introduction Helmut Horacek and Michael Zock

Part I. Content Planning
1. Content Determination and Text Structuring: Two Interrelated Processes Denis Carcagno And Lidija Iordanskaja
2. Explanation Strategies for KADS-Based Expert Systems Michael Sprenger

Part II. Text Planning
3. From Interclausal Relations To Discourse Structure - A Long Way Behind, A Long Way Ahead Eduard Hovy
4. Organising Discourse Structure Relations Using Metafunctions Elisabeth Maier and Eduard Hovy
5. From Constituent Planning To Text Planning Zuzana Krifka-Dobei and Hans-Joachim Novak

Part III. Realization
6. How a Systemic Functional Grammar Works: The Role of Realization in Realization Robin P. Fawcett, Gordon H. Tucker and Yuen Q. Lin
7. Head-Driven Bottom-Up Generation and Government and Binding: A Unified Perspective Fabio Pianesi

Part IV. Systems
8. Decision Making Throughout the Generation Process in The Systems WISBER And DIAMOD
Helmut Horacek
9. A Revision-Based Generation Architecture for Reporting Facts in Their Historical Context Jacques Robin

Part V. Selected Topics
10. The Initial Specifications for Generation
Introduction: Helmut Horacek
A. The Initial Specifications for Generation: Robert Dale
B. 'Does Natural Language Generation Start From A Specification?': David D. McDonald
C. Notes on 'The Initial Specifications for Generation': Dietmar Rosner
D. On the Generator Input of the Future: Eduard Hovy

11. Lexicalization
Introduction: Ernst Buchberger
A. Is Content Generation A One-Shot Process Or A Cyclical Activity Of Gradual Refinement? The Case of Lexical Choice: Michael Zock
B. Lexical Choice and Lexical Preferences: Ehud Reiter
C. A Holistic View of Lexical Choice: Stephan Busemann
D. Ontology and Lexical Choice: Hans-Joachim Novak


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