Paper: Towards An Optimal Lexicalization In A Natural-Sounding Portable Natural Language Generator For Dialog Systems

ACL ID P05-2011
Title Towards An Optimal Lexicalization In A Natural-Sounding Portable Natural Language Generator For Dialog Systems
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

In contrast to the latest progress in speech recognition, the state-of-the-art in natural language generation for spoken language dialog systems is lagging behind. The core dialog managers are now more so- phisticated; and natural-sounding and flexible output is expected, but not achieved with current simple techniques such as template-based systems. Portabil- ity of systems across subject domains and languages is another increasingly impor- tant requirement in dialog systems. This paper presents an outline of LEGEND, a system that is both portable and generates natural-sounding output. This goal is achieved through the novel use of existing lexical resources such as FrameNet and WordNet.