Paper: Self-Monitoring With Reversible Grammars

ACL ID C92-2105
Title Self-Monitoring With Reversible Grammars
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

We describe a method and its implementation for self-monitoring during natural language gen- eration. In situations of communication where the generation of ambiguous utterances should be avoided our method is able to compute an un- ambiguous utterance for a given semantic input. The proposed method is based on a very strict integration of parsing and generation. During the monitored generation step, a previously gen- erated (possibly) ambiguous utterance is parsed and the obtained alternative derivation trees are used as a 'guide' for re-generating the utterance. To achieve such an integrated approach the un- derlying grammar must be reversible.