Building Natural Language Generation Systems

Building Natural Language Generation Systems

Paperback Studies in Natural Language Processing

By (author) Ehud Reiter, By (author) Robert Dale, Series edited by Steven Bird, Series edited by Don Hindle, Series edited by Martin Kay, Series edited by David McDonald, Series edited by Hans Uszkoreit, Series edited by Yorick Wilks

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 20mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 9 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 052102451X
  • ISBN 13: 9780521024518
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 128 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 722,386

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This book explains how to build Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems - computer software systems which use techniques from artificial intelligence and computational linguistics to automatically generate understandable texts in English or other human languages, either in isolation or as part of multimedia documents, Web pages, and speech output systems. Typically starting from some non-linguistic representation of information as input, NLG systems use knowledge about language and the application domain to automatically produce documents, reports, explanations, help messages, and other kinds of texts. The book covers the algorithms and representations needed to perform the core tasks of document planning, microplanning, and surface realization, using a case study to show how these components fit together. It also discusses engineering issues such as system architecture, requirements analysis, and the integration of text generation into multimedia and speech output systems.

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"Consistent and well-developed...a valuable guide..." General Linguistics "[A]n indispensable guide...extremely well-organized and well-written." User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction "Each topic is clearly presented...the information is very well organized...It is detailed, without being too dense or overloaded with technical jargon...This book should be read by anyone interested in natural language processing who wants to get a better idea of the specifics of NLG." Computing Reviews

Table of contents

Figures; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. National Language Generation in practice; 3. The architecture of a Natural Language Generation system; 4. Document planning; 5. Microplanning; 6. Surface realisation; 7. Beyond text generation; Appendix; References; Index.