Paper: A Functional Approach To Generation With TAG

ACL ID P92-1007
Title A Functional Approach To Generation With TAG
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

It has been hypothesized that Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) is particularly well suited for sentence generation. It is unclear, however, how a sentence generation system based on TAG should choose among the syntactic possibilities made available in the grammar. In this paper we con- sider the question of what needs to be done to generate with TAGs and explain a generation sys- tem that provides the necessary features. This approach is compared with other TAG-based gen- eration systems. Particular attention is given to Mumble-86 which, like our system, makes syntac- tic choice on sophisticated functional grounds.