Paper: Enriching Partially-Specified Representations For Text Realization Using An Attribute Grammar

ACL ID W00-1422
Title Enriching Partially-Specified Representations For Text Realization Using An Attribute Grammar
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

We present a new approach to enriching under- specified representations of content to be realized as text. Our approach uses an attribute gram- mar to propagate missing information where needed in a tree that represents the text to be realized. This declaratively-specified grammar mediates be- tween application-produced output and the input to a generation system and, as a consequence, can eas- ily augment an existing generation system. End- applications that use this approach can produce high quality text without a fine-grained specification of the text to be realized, thereby reducing the bur- den to the application. Additionally, representations used by the generator are compact, because values that can be constructed from the constraints en- coded by the grammar will be propagated wher...