Paper: Integrating Natural Language Components Into Graphical Discourse

ACL ID A92-1010
Title Integrating Natural Language Components Into Graphical Discourse
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

In our current research into the design of cognitively well-mo- tivated interfaces relying primarily on the display of graphical information, we have observed that graphical information alone does not provide sufficient support to users particu- larly when situations arise that do not simply conform to the users' expectations. This can occur due to too much informa- tion being requested, too little, information of the wrong kind, etc. To solve this problem, we are working towards the integra- tion of natural language generation to augment the interaction functionalities of the interface. This is intended to support the generation of flexible natural language utterances which pin- point possible problems with a user's request and which fur- ther go on to outline the user's most sensible cou...