NLG vs. Templates

@article{Reiter1995NLGVT,
  title={NLG vs. Templates},
  author={Ehud Reiter},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={1995},
  volume={cmp-lg/9504013}
}
One of the most important questions in applied NLG is what benefits (or ‘valueadded’, in business-speak) NLG technology offers over template-based approaches. Despite the importance of this question to the applied NLG community, however, it has not been discussed much in the research NLG community, which I think is a pity. In this paper, I try to summarize the issues involved and recap current thinking on this topic. My goal is not to answer this question (I don’t think we know enough to be… CONTINUE READING

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