Using Focus to Generate Complex and Simple Sentences

@inproceedings{Derr1984UsingFT,
  title={Using Focus to Generate Complex and Simple Sentences},
  author={Marcia A. Derr and Kathleen McKeown},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={1984}
}
One problem for the generation of natural language text is determining when to use a sequence of simple sentences and when a single complex one is more appropriate. In this paper, we show how focus of attention is one factor that influences this decision and describe its implementation in a system that generates explanations for a student advisor expert system. The implementation uses tests on functional information such as focus of attention within the Prolog definite clause grammar formalism… CONTINUE READING
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