Paper: A Study'of Some Lexical Differences Between French And Englisfi Instructions In A Multilingual Generation Framework

ACL ID W96-0414
Title A Study'of Some Lexical Differences Between French And Englisfi Instructions In A Multilingual Generation Framework
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper describes ongoing research on the lexicalisation problem in a multilingual gener- ation framework. We will focus in particular on two major types of verbal differences observed in a corpus of bilingual (French - English) pro- cedural texts extracted from aircraft mainte- nance manuals. To deal with these two types of differences, we propose lexicalisation mech- anisms, which proceed from the same semantic representation for both French and English re- alisations. We will however discuss at the end of the paper other types of lexical differences which may require language-specific inputs. keywords: Multilingual generation, lexical choice, controlled languages.