Paper: PostGraphe: A System For The Generation Of Statistical Graphics And Text

ACL ID W96-0406
Title PostGraphe: A System For The Generation Of Statistical Graphics And Text
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

Graphics and text have to be well integrated in order to achieve their full potential. A picture shows but a text describes. In a statistical re- port, graphics show the data that is analyzed in the text. This paper describes a system, called PostGraphe, which generates a report integrating graphics and text from a single set of writer's in- tentions. The system is given the data in tabular form as might be found in a spreadsheet; also in- put is a declaration of the types of values in the columns of the table. The user chooses the inten- tions to be conveyed in the graphics (e.g. com- pare two variables, show the evolution of a set of variables )... and the system generates a report in IgTEX with the appropriate PostScript graphic files.