Paper: What Not To Say

ACL ID P84-1071
Title What Not To Say
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984

A problem with most text production and language generation systems is that they tend to become rather verbose. This may be due to negleetion of the pragmatic factors involved in communication. In this paper, a text production system, COMMENTATOR, is described and taken as a starting point for a more general discussion of some problems in Computational Pragmatics. A new line of research is suggested, based on the concept of unification. I COMMENTATOR A. The original model I. General purpqse The original version of Commentator was written in BASIC on a small micro computer. It was intended as a generator of text (rather than just sentences), but has in fact proved quite useful, in a somewhat more general sense, as a generator of linguistic problems, and is often thought of as a "linguistic ...