Paper: Sublanguage Engineering In The FOG System

ACL ID A94-1047
Title Sublanguage Engineering In The FOG System
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

FoG currently produces bilingual marine and public weather forecasts at several Canadian weather offices. The system is engineered to reflect "good professional style" as found in human forecasts. How- ever, some regularization and simplifica- tion of the output has been needed. Sub- language engineering issues include trade- offs in coverage and style, handling varia- tion and evolution of sublanguages, "leg- islating" lexical semantics and assuring a language model able to accomodate new text types and support spoken output.