Paper: Developing The Commentator A Computer System Simulating Verbal Production

ACL ID C82-2009
Title Developing The Commentator A Computer System Simulating Verbal Production
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982
Authors

predicates equivalent to "to left" etc. in the given situation are tested accoMin 6 to a question menu. This results in positive or negative abstract sentences. The abstract sentence constituents - 42 - are ordered as sub.leers, predicates, and oh,leers. Connective elements, such as "also", "either", "yet", are added If possib- le. These connect the last proposition to the previous ones. Proper namesp pronouns, or other NPs are chosen on the basis of reference relations to the preceding proposition. The abstract propositions are substituted by surface phrases and words. The assembled structure is printed. (For a more extens- ive description of the program and one version of t~e prepare itself see Sigurd 1980). The text produced by COMMENTATOR may look like this: Eva ~r till h~ger om Adam. ...