Paper: Towards a Description of Symbolic Maps

ACL ID W14-4411
Title Towards a Description of Symbolic Maps
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Symbolic resources for text synthesis and text analysis are typically created and stored separately. In our case, we have a KPML- resource (Nigel) and a CCG for English. In this paper, we argue that reversing efficient resources such as ours cannot in general be achieved. For this reason, we propose a symbolic map that can be converted automatically into both synthesis- and analysis-oriented resources. We show that completeness of description can only be achieved by such a map while efficiency concerns can only be tackled by the directed rules of task-oriented resources not because of the current state of the art, but because reversing task-oriented symbolic resources is impossible in principle.