Paper: GenNext: A Consolidated Domain Adaptable NLG System

ACL ID W13-2124
Title GenNext: A Consolidated Domain Adaptable NLG System
Venue European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
Year 2013

We introduce GenNext, an NLG system designed specifically to adapt quickly and easily to different domains. Given a do- main corpus of historical texts, GenNext allows the user to generate a template bank organized by semantic concept via derived discourse representation structures in con- junction with general and domain-specific entity tags. Based on various features collected from the training corpus, the system statistically learns template rep- resentations and document structure and produces well?formed texts (as evaluated by crowdsourced and expert evaluations). In addition to domain adaptation, Gen- Next?s hybrid approach significantly re- duces complexity as compared to tradi- tional NLG systems by relying on tem- plates (consolidating micro-planning and surface realization) and m...