Natural Language Generation

Ehud Reiter*

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Chapter 20 Summary
This chapter contains sections titled:
High‐Level Perspective: Making Choices about Language
Two NLG Systems: SumTime and SkillSum
NLG Choices and Tasks
NLG Evaluation
Some NLG Research Topics
NLG Resources
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781405155816
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2010


  • Difference between NLG and other types of NLP - role of choice making
  • Example SumTime deep syntactic structure
  • Microplanning, and NLG system - best way to linguistically express information
  • Natural Language Generation (NLG)
  • NLG choices and tasks
  • NLG outputs, role of language in human-computer interaction
  • NLG systems - generating texts in English and other human languages
  • NLG systems - SumTime and SkillSum
  • SumTime's use of maximum allowable interpolation error


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