Paper: The Linguistic Basis Of Text Generation

ACL ID E87-1001
Title The Linguistic Basis Of Text Generation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

for the book follows. ABSTRACT This study presents an original and penetrat- ing analysis of the complex problems surround- ing the automatic generaton of natural language text. Laurence Danlos provides a valuable criti- cal review of current research in this important and increasingly active field, and goes on to describe a new theoretical model that is thoroughly grounded in linguistic principles. The model emphasizes the semantic, syntac- tic and lexical constraints that must be dealt with when establishing a relationship between meaning and form, and it is consideration of such linguistic constraints that determines Danlos' generation algorithm. The book con- cludes with a description of a generation system based on this algorithm which produces texts in several domains and also a syst...