Paper: Multilingual Summary Generation In A Speech-To-Speech Translation System For Multilingual Dialogues

ACL ID W00-1420
Title Multilingual Summary Generation In A Speech-To-Speech Translation System For Multilingual Dialogues
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper describes a novel functionality of the VERBMOBIL system, a large scale translation sys- tem designed for spontaneously spoken multilingual negotiation dialogues. The task is the on-demand generation of dialogue scripts and result summaries of dialogues. We focus on summary generation and show how the relevant data are selected from the dialogue memory and how they are packed into an appropriate abstract representation. Finally, we demonstrate how the existing generation module of VERBMOBIL was extended to produce multilingual and result summaries from these representations.