Building Natural Language Generation Systems by Ehud ReiterBuilding Natural Language Generation Systems by Ehud Reiter

Building Natural Language Generation Systems

byEhud Reiter, Robert Dale

Paperback | March 9, 2006

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This book explains how to build Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems--computer software systems that automatically generate understandable texts in English or other human languages. 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 is essential reading for researchers interested in NLP, AI, and HCI; and for developers interested in advanced document-creation technology.
Title:Building Natural Language Generation SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052102451X

ISBN - 13:9780521024518

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"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