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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)
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)
System Goals Enable caregivers to practice conversational skills to improve conversational interaction with persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) • reduce caregiver burnout • improve quality of life of persons with AD through communication success • leverage retained linguistic capabilities • focus on co-construction of autobiographical vignettes from life(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)