Paper: A Flexible Pragmatics-Driven Language Generator For Animated Agents

ACL ID E03-1062
Title A Flexible Pragmatics-Driven Language Generator For Animated Agents
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2003
Authors
  • Paul Piwek (University of Brighton, Brighton UK)

This paper describes the NECA MNLG; a fully implemented Multimodal Natu- ral Language Generation module. The MNLG is deployed as part of the NECA system which generates dialogues be- tween animated agents. The genera- tion module supports the seamless inte- gration of full grammar rules, templates and canned text. The generator takes in- put which allows for the specification of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic con- straints on the output.