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
Authors

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.