Paper: A Flexible Approach To Natural Language Generation For Disabled Children

ACL ID P06-3001
Title A Flexible Approach To Natural Language Generation For Disabled Children
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2006
Authors

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a way to automatically realize a correct ex- pression in response to a communicative goal. This technology is mainly explored in the fields of machine translation, re- port generation, dialog system etc. In this paper we have explored the NLG tech- nique for another novel application- assisting disabled children to take part in conversation. The limited physical ability and mental maturity of our intended users made the NLG approach different from others. We have taken a flexible ap- proach where main emphasis is given on flexibility and usability of the system. The evaluation results show this tech- nique can increase the communication rate of users during a conversation.