Paper: GEMS: A Model Of Sentence Production

ACL ID E85-1038
Title GEMS: A Model Of Sentence Production
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

The paper describes GEMS, a system for Generating and Expressing the Meaning of Sentences, focussing on the generation task, i.e. how GEMS extracts a set of propositional units from a knowledge store that can be expressed with a well-formed sentence in a target language. GEMS is lexically distributed. After a central processor has selected the first unit(s) from the knowledge store and activated the corresponding lexical entry, the further construction of the sentences meaning is entrusted to the entries in the vocabulary. Examples of how GEMS constructs the meaning of a number of English sentence types are briefly described. I. Constructing the meaning of sentences Most work on natural language generation has been concerned with the production of connected text (Davey, 1979; Goldman, 1975...