John A. Bateman

Learn More
Natural language generation is now moving away from research prototypes into more practical applications. Generation functionality is also being asked to play a more signi cant role in established applications such as machine translation. In both cases, multilingual generation techniques have much to o er. However, the take-up of multilingual generation is(More)
In this paper we argue that a clear division between two sources of information— one oriented to world knowledge, the other to linguistic semantics—offers a framework within which mechanisms for modelling the highly flexible relation between language and interpretation necessary for natural discourse can be specified and empirically validated. Moreover,(More)
speci cations of process type relations and con gurations of partici pants and circumstances e g nondirected action addressee oriented verbal process actor senser recipient spatio temporal causal relation generalized means CHAPTER INTRODUCTION TO THE GENERALIZED UPPERMODEL WHAT WHY ANDWH abstract speci cations of object types for e g semantic selection(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t We present a detailed semantics for linguistic spatial expressions supportive of computational processing that draws substantially on the principles and tools of ontological engineering and formal ontology. We cover language concerned with space, actions in space and spatial relationships and develop an ontological(More)
Combining elements appropriately within a coherent page layout is a well-recognized and crucial aspect of sophisticated information presentation. The precise function and nature of layout has not, however, been sufficiently addressed within computational approaches; attention is often restricted to relatively local issues of typography and text-formatting,(More)
Health-education documents can be much more effective in achieving patient compliance if they are customized for individual readers. For this purpose, a medical record can be thought of as an extremely detailed user model of a reader of such a document. The HealthDoc project is developing methods for producing health-information and patienteducation(More)
We describe the application of multilingual text generation in a system for assisting the process of publication. This system is an editor's workbench for preparation of the publication of an art history encyclopedia (the Macmillan Dictionary of Art), which is itself part of an integrated pub!ication environment being developed at GMD-IPSI. We show how an(More)