Paper: Building A Generation Knowledge Source Using Internet-Accessible Newswire

ACL ID A97-1033
Title Building A Generation Knowledge Source Using Internet-Accessible Newswire
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

In this paper, we describe a method for automatic creation of a knowledge source for text generation using information ex- traction over the Internet. We present a prototype system called PROFILE which uses a client-server architecture to ex- tract noun-phrase descriptions of enti- ties such as people, places, and organiza- tions. The system serves two purposes: as an information extraction tool, it al- lows users to search for textual descrip- tions of entities; as a utility to generate functional descriptions (FD), it is used in a functional-unification based generation system. We present an evaluation of the approach and its applications to natural language generation and summarization.