Nancy L. Green

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This paper describes AutoBrief, an experimental intelligent multimedia presentation system that generates presentations in text and information graphics in the domain of transportation scheduling. Acting as an intelligent assistant, AutoBrief creates a presentation to communicate its analysis of alternative schedules. In addition, the multimedia(More)
This paper describes a media-independent knowledge representation scheme, or content language, for describing the content of communicative goals and actions. The language is used within an intelligent system for automatically generating integrated text and information graphics presentations about complex, quantitative information. The language is designed(More)
We propose a methodology for automatically realizing communicative goals in graphics. It features a task model that mediates the communicative intent and the selection of graphical techniques. The methodology supports the following functions: isolating assertions presentable in graphics; mapping such assertions into tasks for the potential reader, and(More)
The research reported here is part of our ongoing effort (Kerpedjiev et al. 1997b; 1997a; Green, Carenini, & Moore 1998; Green et al. 1998; Kerpedjiev et al. 1998) to design systems that can automatically generate integrated text and information graphics presentations of complex, quantitative data. In this paper, we take the position that certain types of(More)
Promotoras along the U.S.-Mexico border in the role of animadoras (motivators) used a chain referral strategy called Pasa la Voz (Spread the Word). Latinas at high to moderate risk of HIV infection became better informed about prevention, accessed prevention services, and referred other at-risk Latinas for services.
The dominant approach to argumentation mining has been to treat it as a text classification problem. However some applications to scientific text, such as accurately summarizing argumentation in research articles, require a deeper understanding of the text. This paper provides a novel approach in which argumentation schemes are represented as logic program(More)
This paper describes a media-independent, compositional, plan-based approach to representing attributive descriptions for use in integrated text and graphics generation. An attributive description's main function is to convey information directly contributing to the communicative goals of a discourse, whereas a referential description's only function is to(More)
We describe our preliminary work on analyzing a corpus of clinical genetics patient letters. In this genre, a single letter is intended to serve multiple functions and is designed for audiences with different backgrounds, information needs, and affective responses to the information. The goal of the analysis is to identify stylistically-related features for(More)
This article presents an architecture for natural language generation of biomedical argumentation. The goal is to reconstruct the normative arguments that a domain expert would provide, in a manner that is transparent to a lay audience. Transparency means that an argument’s structure and functional components are accessible to its audience. Transparency is(More)
We describe research in progress on a dialogue system that simulates social conversation between animated characters representing a person with Alzheimer's Disease and his caregiver. The goal of the research is to enable caregivers to practice techniques to improve their assistive conversational skills. These skills are expected to reduce caregiver stress(More)