From RAGS to RICHES: exploiting the potential of a flexible generation architecture

Cahill, Lynne, Carroll, John, Evans, Roger, Paiva, Daniel, Power, Richard, Scott, Donia and van Deemter, Kees (2001) From RAGS to RICHES: exploiting the potential of a flexible generation architecture. In: 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Toulouse, France.

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The RAGS proposals for generic specification of NLG systems includes a detailed account of data representation, but only an outline view of processing aspects. In this paper we introduce a modular processing architecture with a concrete implementation which aims to meet the RAGS goals of transparency and reusability. We illustrate the model with the RICHES system ¿ a generation system built from simple linguisticallymotivated modules.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Originality: Describes an instantiation of a novel, generic architecture for natural language generation systems. Rigour: Architecture realised in a substantial end-to-end generation system in the domain of patient information leaflets for drugs. Significance: Makes explicit for the first time the various types of control and data flow that occur in generation systems; exemplifies types of reuse of processing modules. Impact: The paper and related research has changed the previous, incorrect perception that generation systems are standardly organised as pipelines. Outlet: Presented at the major annual international conference on natural language processing, with acceptance rate around 20%.
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Lynne Cahill
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:13
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 14:05
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