Paper: Combining Multiple Large-Scale Resources in a Reusable Lexicon for Natural Language Generation

ACL ID C98-1096
Title Combining Multiple Large-Scale Resources in a Reusable Lexicon for Natural Language Generation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

A lexicon is an essential component in a gener- ation system but few efforts have been made to buiht a rich, large-scale lexicon and make it reusable for different generation applications. In this paper, we describe our work to build 'inch a lexicon by combining multiple, heteroge- neous linguistic resources which have been de- veloped for other purposes. Novel transforma- tion and integration of resources is required to reuse them for generation. We also applied the lexicon to the lexical choice and realization com- ponent of a practical generation application by using a multi-level feedback architecture. The integration of the lexicon and the architecture is able to effectively improve the system para- phrasing power, minimize the chance of gram- matical errors, and simp...