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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Building Natural Language Generation Systems
Written By: Ehud Reiter
Robert Dale
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Description:

This book explains how to build Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems -
computer software systems which use techniques from artificial intelligence
and computational linguistics to automatically generate understandable
texts in English or other human languages, either in isolation or as part
of multimedia documents, Web pages, and speech output systems. Typically
starting from some non-linguistic representation of information as input,
NLG systems use knowledge about language and the application domain to
automatically produce documents, reports, explanations, help messages, and
other kinds of texts. The book covers the algorithms and representations
needed to perform the core tasks of document planning, microplanning, and
surface realization, using a case study to show how these components fit
together. It also discusses engineering issues such as system architecture,
requirements analysis, and the integration of text generation into
multimedia and speech output systems.

"Consistent and well-developed...a valuable guide..." General Linguistics

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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