Paper: Using A Text Model For Analysis And Generation

ACL ID E85-1033
Title Using A Text Model For Analysis And Generation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

The following paper concerns a general scheme for multilingual text generation, as opposed to just translation. Our system processes the text as a whole, from which it extracts a representation of the meaning of the text. From this representation, a new text is generated, using a text modei and action ruies. This process is done in six steps : word analysis, sentence analysis using a Functional Grammar, reference soiving and inference, construction of the text pattern, sentence generation, and word generation. Different kinds of information are used st each step of the process : text organization, syntax, semantic, etc. All the knowledge, as well as the text, is given in a declarative manner. It is expressed in a single formalism named Functional Oescriptions. It consists of lexical data, ...