Paper: Stochastic Language Generation Using WIDL-Expressions And Its Application In Machine Translation And Summarization

ACL ID P06-1139
Title Stochastic Language Generation Using WIDL-Expressions And Its Application In Machine Translation And Summarization
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

We propose WIDL-expressions as a flex- ible formalism that facilitates the integra- tion of a generic sentence realization sys- tem within end-to-end language process- ing applications. WIDL-expressions rep- resent compactly probability distributions over finite sets of candidate realizations, and have optimal algorithms for realiza- tion via interpolation with language model probability distributions. We show the ef- fectiveness of a WIDL-based NLG system in two sentence realization tasks: auto- matic translation and headline generation.