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The acceptance of natural language generation systems strongly depends on their capability to facilitate the exchange of information with human users. Current generation systems consider the innuence of situational factors on the content and the form of the resulting utterances. However, the need to time their processing exibly is usually neglected although(More)
Exploiting an incremental and parallel processing scheme is useful to improve the performance of natural language generation systems. TAG{GEN is a TAG{based syntactic generator that realizes both principles. It is shown how the demands of incremental and parallel generation innuence the deenition, the design, and the processing of syntactic rules on the(More)
The syntactic generator of the WIP system is based on the representation formalism`Tree Adjoining Grammars' (TAGs). We have extended the formalism by associating elementary rules of the grammar (trees) with feature structures, leading tòTree Adjoining Grammars with Uniication' (UTAGs). The extended formalism facilitates a compact and adequate representation(More)
We present core aspects of a fully implemented generation component in a multilingual speechto-speech dialogue translation system. Its design was particularly influenced by the necessity of real-time processing and usability for multiple languages and domains. We developed a general kernel system comprising a microplanning and a syntactic realizer module.(More)
This paper presents the generation module of the speech-to-speech dialogue translation system Verbmobil. Spontaneous speech, large multilingual vocabulary, difficulty of the translation task, robustness and real-time constraints make the design of such a module very challenging. In order to overcome these difficulties, we have developed a system based on a(More)
Incremental processing is a promising way to improve the performance of natural language generation systems. It imposes speci c requirements upon the linearization process and its underlying representation formalism. In this work, we will discuss these requirements and present an extension of the TAG{formalism that has been developed and utilized for the(More)