Paper: Integrating Discourse Markers Into A Pipelined Natural Language Generation Architecture

ACL ID P03-1034
Title Integrating Discourse Markers Into A Pipelined Natural Language Generation Architecture
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2003
Authors

Pipelined Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems have grown increasingly complex as architectural modules were added to support language functionali- ties such as referring expressions, lexical choice, and revision. This has given rise to discussions about the relative placement of these new modules in the overall archi- tecture. Recent work on another aspect of multi-paragraph text, discourse mark- ers, indicates it is time to consider where a discourse marker insertion algorithm fits in. We present examples which suggest that in a pipelined NLG architecture, the best approach is to strongly tie it to a revi- sion component. Finally, we evaluate the approach in a working multi-page system.