Paper: An Algorithm For Generating Quantifiers

ACL ID W96-0413
Title An Algorithm For Generating Quantifiers
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

Quantifiers, and their associated scoping phenomena are ubiquitous in English and other natural languages, and a great deal of attention has been paid to their treatment in the context of natural language analysis. Rather less attention, however, has been paid to their treatment in the context of language generation. This paper describes an algorithm for generating quantifiers in English sentences which describe small models containing collections of individuals which are inter-related in various ways. The input to the algorithm is, i) a model represented as a collection of facts and ii) an abstract description of the target sentence with gaps where the quantifiers should be. Keywords: lexical choice, realisation, quantifiers 121 An Algorithm for Generating Quantifiers Quantifiers, and th...