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Building a Generation Knowledge Source using Internet-Accessible Newswire

Radev, Dragomir R.; McKeown, Kathleen

In this paper, we describe a method for automatic creation of a knowledge source for text generation using information extraction over the Internet. We present a prototype system called PROFILE which uses a client-server architecture to extract noun-phrase descriptions of entities such as people, places, and organizations. The system serves two purposes: as an information extraction tool, it allows users to search for textual descriptions of entities; as a utility to generate functional descriptions (FD), it is used in a functional-unification based generation system. We present an evaluation of the approach and its applications to natural language generation and summarization.

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Computer Science
Publisher
Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing
Published Here
April 29, 2013
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