Paper: Paying Heed To Collocations

ACL ID W96-0410
Title Paying Heed To Collocations
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

In this paper, we introduce a system, Sentence Planning Using Description, which generates collocations within the paradigm of sentence planning. SPUD si- multaneously constructs the semantics and syntax of a sentence using a Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar (LTAG). This ap- proach captures naturally and elegantly the interaction between pragmatic and syntac- tic constraints on descriptions in a sen- tence, and the inferential and lexical in- teractions between multiple descriptions in a sentence, At the same time, it exploits linguistically motivated, declarative speci- fications of the discourse functions of syn- tactic constructions to make contextually appropriate syntactic choices.