Accession Number : ADA111811

Title :   Text Generation: The State of the Art and the Literature.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Mann,William C ; Bates,Madeline ; Grosz,Barbara J ; McDonald,David D ; McKeown,Kathleen R

PDF Url : ADA111811

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This report consists of two documents describing the state of the art of computer generation of natural language text. Both were prepared by a panel of individuals who are active in research on text generation. The first document assesses the state of the art, identifying four kinds of technical developments which will shape the art in the coming decade: linguistically justified grammars, knowledge representation methods, models of the reader, and models of discourse. The second document is a comprehensive bibliography on text generation, the first of its kind. In addition to the citations of documents, it includes descriptions of ongoing research efforts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Natural language, *Text processing, *Computer applications, Data bases, Output, Transformations, Coding, Linguistics, Grammars, User needs, Limitations, Man computer interface, Computerized simulation, Bibliographies, State of the art

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE