Paper: A Complete Integrated NLG System Using AI And NLU Tools

ACL ID C02-1141
Title A Complete Integrated NLG System Using AI And NLU Tools
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors

A standard architecture for an NLG system has been defined in (Reiter and Dale, 2000). Their work describes the modularization of an NLG system and the tasks of each module. How- ever, they do not indicate what kind of tools can be used by each module. Nevertheless, we be- lieve that certain tools widely used by the AI or NLU community are appropriate for NLG tasks. This paper presents a complete integrated NLG system which uses a Description logic for the content determination module, Segmented Dis- course Representation Theory for the document structuring module and a lexicalized formalism for the tactical component. The NLG system, which takes into account a user model, is illus- trated with a generator which produces texts explaining the steps taken by a proof assistant.