Paper: Generating Sentences From Different Perspectives

ACL ID E91-1022
Title Generating Sentences From Different Perspectives
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
Authors

Certain pairs or groups of sentences appear to be semantically distinct, yet specify the same underlying state of affairs, from different per- spectives. This leads to questions about what that underlying state of affairs might be, and, for generation, how and why the alternative ex- pressions might be produced. This paper looks at how such sentences may be generated in a Natural Language interface to a database sys- tem.