Paper: 'If you've heard it you can say it' - Towards an Account of Expressibility

ACL ID W10-4220
Title 'If you've heard it you can say it' - Towards an Account of Expressibility
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We have begun a project to automaticaly cre- ate the lexico-syntactic resources for a mi- croplanner as a side-effect of runing a do- main-specific language understanding system. The resources are parameterized synchronous TAG Derivation Tres. Since the KB is as- sembled from the information in the texts that these resources are abstracted from, it will de- compose along those same lines when used for generation. As al posible ways of expresing each concept are pre-organized into general paterns known to be linguistically-valid (they were observed in natural text), we obtain an architectural account for expressibility. 1. Expresibility People speak gramaticaly. They may stuter, restart, or make the ocasional spech eror, but all in all they are faithful to the gramar of the la...