Paper: An Overview Of The NIGEL Text Generation Grammar

ACL ID P83-1012
Title An Overview Of The NIGEL Text Generation Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983

The grammar and the systemic framework have been extended by addition of a semantic stratum. The grammar generates sentences and other units under several kinds of experimental control. This paper describes augmentations of various precedents in the systemic framework. The emphasis is on developments which control the text to fulfill a purpose, and on characteristics which make Nigel relatively easy to embed in a larger experimental program. 1 A Grammar for Text Generation The Challenge Among the various uses for grammars, text generation at first seems to be relatively new. The organizing goal of text generation, as a research task, is to describe how texts can be created in fulfillment of text needs. 2 Such a description must relate texts to needs, and so must contain a functional accoun...