Paper: Integrating A Large-Scale Reusable Lexicon With A Natural Language Generator

ACL ID W00-1428
Title Integrating A Large-Scale Reusable Lexicon With A Natural Language Generator
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper presents the integration of a large- scale, reusable lexicon for generation with the FUF/SURGE unification-based syntactic realizer. The lexicon was combined from multiple existing re- sources in a semi-automatic process. The integra- tion is a multi-step unification process. This inte- gration allows the reuse of lexical, syntactic, and semantic knowledge encoded in the lexicon in the development of lexical chooser module in a genera- tion system. The lexicon also brings other benefits to a generation system: for example, the ability to generate many lexical and syntactic paraphrases and the ability to avoid non-grammatical output.