An Object Oriented Approach to Content Planning for Text Generation

Wolz, Ursula

This paper describes GENIE, an object-oriented architecture that generates text with the intent of extending user expertise in interactive environments. Instead of generating text based solely on either discourse goals, intentions, or the domain, we found a need to combine techniques from each. We have developed an object oriented architecture in which the concepts about which we talk (domain entities), the goals that may be accomplished with them (intentions), and the rhetorical acts through which we express them (discourse goals) are represented as objects with localized knowledge and methods. A three stage process of content selection, content structuring and content filtering is presented. Content selection and structuring allow us to produce text that is within the context of the task at hand for the user. Content filtering allows us to revise and restructure the utterance to achieve clarity and conciseness.



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Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-004-90
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March 2, 2012