Paper: A Fast And Portable Realizer For Text Generation Systems

ACL ID A97-1039
Title A Fast And Portable Realizer For Text Generation Systems
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

While text and sentence planning may sometimes be combined, a realizer is almost always included as a distinct module. It is in the realizer that knowledge about the target language resides (syntax, morphology, idiosyncratic properties of lexical items). Realization is fairly well understood both from a linguistic and from a computational point of view, and therefore most projects that use text generation do not include the realizer in the scope of their research. Instead, such projects use an off-the-shelf realizer, among which PENMAN (Bateman, 1996) and SURGE/FUF (Elhadad and Robin, 1996) are probably the most popular. In this technical note and demo we present a new off-theshelf realizer, REALPRO. REALPRO is derived from previous systems (Iordanskaja et al. , 1988; Iordanskaja et al. , ...