Paper: Robust Applied Morphological Generation

ACL ID W00-1427
Title Robust Applied Morphological Generation
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

In practical natural language generation sys- tems it is often advantageous to have a separate component that deals purely with morphologi- cal processing. We present such a component: a fast and robust morphological generator for En- glish based on finite-state techniques that gen- erates a word form given a specification of the lemma, part-of-speech, and the type of inflec- tion required. We describe how this morpholog- ical generator is used in a prototype system for automatic simplification of English newspaper text, and discuss practical morphological and orthographic issues we have encountered in gen- eration of unrestricted text within this applica- tion.