Paper: Automatic Generation Of Multimodal Weather Reports From Datasets

ACL ID A92-1007
Title Automatic Generation Of Multimodal Weather Reports From Datasets
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

Weather reports are created in various modes -- natural language text, specialized language text, tables and maps. The system presented allows the user to define his needs of weather information and requirements on the form of presentation. The system analyzes a dataset obtained through spe- cific procedures of forecasting or observation, plans the product according to the user requirements and generates its components. Special emphasis is placed on the coherence of the report by investigat- ing the rhetorical structures observed in this kind of text and the coordination between a map and a text specifying it. The method of generation is a knowledge-based one with three types of knowledge employed in the system - terminological, rhetori- cal and grammatical. A prototype has been imple- men...