Paper: Building a Large-scale Commercial NLG System for an EMR

ACL ID W08-1120
Title Building a Large-scale Commercial NLG System for an EMR
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Natural language generation technology is mature enough for implementing an NLG sys- tem in a commercial environment, but the cir- cumstances differ significantly from building a research system. This paper describes the challenges and rewards of building a commer- cial NLG component for an electronic medical records system. While the resulting NLG sys- tem has been successfully completed, the path to that success could have been somewhat smoother knowing the issues in advance.