Incremental Query Generation

Laura Perez-Beltrachini, Claire Gardent, Enrico Franconi

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We present a natural language generation system which supports the incremental specification of ontology-based queries in natural language. Our contribution is two fold. First, we introduce a chart based surface realisation algorithm which supports the kind of incremental processing required by ontology-based querying. Crucially, this algorithm avoids confusing the end user by preserving a consistent ordering of the query elements throughout the incremental query formulation process. Second, we show that grammar based surface realisation better supports
the generation of fluent, natural sounding queries than previous template-based approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-937284-78-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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