Applying the meaning-text theory model to text synthesis with low- and middle-density languages in mind

Leo Wanner, François Lareau

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Abstract

The linguistic model as defined in the Meaning Text Theory (MTT) is, first of all, a language production model. This makes MTT especially suitable for language engineering tasks related to synthesis: text generation, summarization, paraphrasing, speech generation, and the like. In this article, we focus on text generation. Large scale text generation requires substantial resources, namely grammars and lexica. While these resources are increasingly compiled for high density languages, for low- and middle density languages often no generation resources are available. The question on how to obtain them in a most efficient way becomes thus imminent. In this article, we address this question for MTT-oriented text generation resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage engineering for lesser-studied languages
EditorsSergei Nirenburg
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands ; Washington, D.C.
PublisherIOS Press
Pages207-242
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9781586039547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventNATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Language Engineering for Low- and Middle-Density Languages - Batumi, Georgia
Duration: 15 Oct 200727 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameNATO science for peace and security series. D, Information and communication security
PublisherIOS Press
Volume21
ISSN (Print)1874-6268

Conference

ConferenceNATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Advances in Language Engineering for Low- and Middle-Density Languages
CityBatumi, Georgia
Period15/10/0727/10/07

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