Paper: Lexical Selection In The Process Of Language Generation Sergei Nirenburg

ACL ID P87-1028
Title Lexical Selection In The Process Of Language Generation Sergei Nirenburg
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

In this paper we argue that lexical selection plays a more important role in the generation process than has com- monly been assumed. To stress the importance of lexical- semantic input to generation, we explore the distinction and treatment of generating open and closed cla~s lexical items, and suggest an additional classification of the lat- ter into discourse-oriented and proposition-oriented items. Finally, we discuss how lexical selection is influenced by thematic ([oc~) information in the input.