Paper: From Context To Sentence Form

ACL ID W00-1430
Title From Context To Sentence Form
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

When generating utterances, humans may choose among a number of alternative sentence forms ex- pressing the same propositional content. The con- text determines these decisions to a large extent. This paper presents a strategy to allow for such context-sensitive variation when generating text for a wearable, advice giving device. Several dimen- sions of context feed a model of the heater's atten- tion space, which, in terms of Information Structure Theory, determines the form of the sentence to be generated.