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A Reference Architecture for Natural Language Generation Systems

Mellish, Chris; Scott, Donia; Cahill, Lynn; Paiva, Daniel; Evans, Roger and Reape, Mike (2006). A Reference Architecture for Natural Language Generation Systems. Natural Language Engineering, 12(1) pp. 1–34.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1351324906004104
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Abstract

We present the RAGS (Reference Architecture for Generation Systems) framework: a specification of an abstract Natural Language Generation (NLG) system architecture to support sharing, re-use, comparison and evaluation of NLG technologies. We argue that the evidence from a survey of actual NLG systems calls for a different emphasis in a reference proposal from that seen in similar initiatives in information extraction and multimedia interfaces.
We introduce the framework itself, in particular the two-level data model that allows us to support the complex data requirements of NLG systems in a flexible and coherent fashion, and describe our efforts to validate the framework through a range of implementations.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1351-3249
Extra Information: Copyright held by the Cambridge University Press.
Keywords: natural language generation; computational linguistics; reference architecture; RAGS; NLG
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 2326
Depositing User: Donia Scott
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013 17:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/2326
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