Paper: A Domain-Specific Statistical Surface Realizer

ACL ID P05-2026
Title A Domain-Specific Statistical Surface Realizer
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005

We present a search-based approach to au- tomatic surface realization given a cor- pus of domain sentences. Using heuris- tic search based on a statistical language model and a structure we introduce called an inheritance table we overgenerate a set of complete syntactic-semantic trees that are consistent with the given seman- tic structure and have high likelihood rela- tive to the language model. These trees are then lexicalized, linearized, scored, and ranked. This model is being developed to generate real-time navigation instructions.