Paper: Linguist's Assistant: A Multi-Lingual Natural Language Generator based on Linguistic Universals, Typologies, and Primitives

ACL ID W12-1510
Title Linguist's Assistant: A Multi-Lingual Natural Language Generator based on Linguistic Universals, Typologies, and Primitives
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

Linguist?s Assistant (LA) is a large scale se- mantic analyzer and multi-lingual natural lan- guage generator designed and developed entirely from a linguist?s perspective. The system incorporates extensive typological, semantic, syntactic, and discourse research in- to its semantic representational system and its transfer and synthesizing grammars. LA has been tested with English, Korean, Kewa (Pa- pua New Guinea), Jula (Cote d?Ivoure), and North Tanna (Vanuatu), and proof-of-concept lexicons and grammars have been developed for Spanish, Urdu, Tagalog, Chinantec (Mexi- co), and Angas (Nigeria). This paper will summarize the major components of the NLG system, and then present the results of exper- iments that were performed to determine the quality of the generated texts. T...