Paper: Language Generation For Multimedia Healthcare Briefings

ACL ID A97-1041
Title Language Generation For Multimedia Healthcare Briefings
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1997

This paper identifies issues for language generation that arose in developing a multimedia interface to healthcare data that includes coordinated speech, text and graphics. In order to produce brief speech for time-pressured caregivers, the system both combines related informa- tion into a single sentence and uses ab- breviated references in speech when an unambiguous textual reference is also used. Finally, due to the temporal nature of the speech, the language generation module needs to communicate informa- tion about the ordering and duration of references to other temporal media, such as graphics, in order to allow for coordi- nation between media.