Paper: An English Generator For A Case-Labelled Dependency Representation

ACL ID E85-1028
Title An English Generator For A Case-Labelled Dependency Representation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985
Authors

The paper describes a progrmn which has been constructed to produce English strings from a case-labellea depenaency representation. The program uses an especially single and uniform control structure with a well defined separation of the different knowledge sources used during ge~,eration. Furthermore, the majority of t/le syst~n's knowledge is expressed in a declarative form, so in priciple the generator ' s knowledge bases could be used for purposes other than gex,eration. The ge~erator uses a two-pass control structure, the first translating from the s~nantically orientated case-labelled dependency structures into surface syntactic trees and the second translating from these trees into English str i~/s. The generator is very flexible: it can be run in such a way as to produce all the po...