Paper: Incremental Query Generation

ACL ID E14-1020
Title Incremental Query Generation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

We present a natural language genera- tion system which supports the incremen- tal specification of ontology-based queries in natural language. Our contribution is two fold. First, we introduce a chart based surface realisation algorithm which supports the kind of incremental process- ing required by ontology-based querying. Crucially, this algorithm avoids confusing the end user by preserving a consistent ordering of the query elements through- out the incremental query formulation pro- cess. Second, we show that grammar based surface realisation better supports the generation of fluent, natural sounding queries than previous template-based ap- proaches.