Paper: Automatically Generating Natural Language Reports In An Office Environment

ACL ID A88-1025
Title Automatically Generating Natural Language Reports In An Office Environment
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

In this paper, we describe a system which models a set of concurrent processes that are encountered in a typical office environment, using a body of explic- itly sequenced production rules. The system employs an interval-based temporal network for storing histor- ical information. A text planning module traverses this network to search for events which need to be mentioned in a coherent report describing the current status of the system. In addition, the planner also combines similar information for succinct presentation whenever applicable. Finally, we elaborate on how we adapt an available generation module to produce well- structured textual report for our chosen domain.