Paper: Portable Natural Language Generation Using SPOKESMAN

ACL ID A92-1036
Title Portable Natural Language Generation Using SPOKESMAN
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

1 This paper reports on the SPOKESMAN natural language generation system, which is a domain independent text gen- erator designed to incrementally produce text for an underly- ing application program. This work is a direct outgrowth of the work we reported on at the last ACL Applied Conference in 1988, where we connected an application program directly to the linguistic component, Mumble-86. The major addi- tion has been a new component to the system, a text planner that provides the capability to compose the utterance incre- mentally. The central feature of the text planning com- ponent is a new level of representation that both captures more linguistic generalizations and makes the system more portable, so that we can easily interface to different domains and different kinds of applicati...