Paper: Using Spatial Reference Frames to Generate Grounded Textual Summaries of Georeferenced Data

ACL ID W08-1104
Title Using Spatial Reference Frames to Generate Grounded Textual Summaries of Georeferenced Data
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Summarising georeferenced (can be iden- tifled according to it’s location) data in natural language is challenging because it requires linking events describing its non- geographic attributes to their underlying geography. This mapping is not straightfor- ward as often the only explicit geographic information such data contains is latitude and longitude. In this paper we present an approach to generating textual summaries of georeferenced data based on spatial ref- erence frames. This approach has been im- plemented in a data-to-text system we have deployedintheweatherforecastingdomain.