Paper: Real-Time Stochastic Language Generation For Dialogue Systems

ACL ID W05-1604
Title Real-Time Stochastic Language Generation For Dialogue Systems
Venue ENLG
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

This paper describes Acorn, a sentence planner and surface realizer for dialogue systems. Improve- ments to previous stochastic word-forest based ap- proaches are described, countering recent criticism of this class of algorithms for their slow speed. An evaluation of the approach with semantic in- put shows runtimes of a fraction of a second and presents results that suggest it is also portable across domains.