Paper: Deep Comprehension Generation And Translation Of Weather Forecasts (WEATHRA)

ACL ID C92-2112
Title Deep Comprehension Generation And Translation Of Weather Forecasts (WEATHRA)
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

Everybody in the field knows that there is a computer in Montreal translating forecasts routinely between French and English (METEO). The weather domain has proven to be a fruitful domain for further research as witnessed e.g. by the system for generating marine forecasts presented by Kittredge et al (1986), by the work by Goldberg et al (1988), by the system generating public weather reports in Bulgarian reported on by Mitkov (1991) and the system translating Finnish marine forecasts into Swedish by Bl~tberg (1988). The Swedish Weathra system to be presented in this paper explores the language and semantics of weather forecasts further and it aims at deep comprehension of forecasts. Beside grammatical representations, Weathra uses representations of the meteorological raw facts and second...