System Name
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System Builders Krujiff,Korbayová, Teich, Hartley, Bateman,Sharoff, Scott,Staykova, Sokolova
Development Dates 1999-2001
Languages Bulgarian,Czech, Russian
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Builds on: KPML


AGILE is a tool which allows a technical author to specify, in a non-linguistic representation, the 'content' of different tasks that can be performed by users of CAD-CAM software. The AGILE system can then automatically express these content specifications in styles appropriate to different sections of a CAD-CAM manual (procedures, ready reference ...) in Bulgarian, Czech and Russian. The generated texts are displayed in a browser as hyperlinked documents. No expertise in knowledge representation is required, although some training with the interface is needed. The system has been evaluated and the results are described in the relevant project deliverables.


Elke Teich, Erich Steiner, Renate Henschel, and John A. Bateman.
AGILE: Automatic drafting of technical documents in Czech, Russian and Bulgarian.
Technical report, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, 1997.
Project Note; presented at the Saarbrücken workshop on Natural Language Generation, April 23, 1997.

John A. Bateman, E. Teich, I. Kruijff-Korbayová, G.-J. Kruijff, S. Sharoff, and H. Skoumalová.
Resources for multilingual text generation in three Slavic languages.
In M. Gavrilidou, G. Carayannis, S. Markantonatou, S. Piperidis, and G. Stainhaouer, editors, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'2000), pages 1763--1768, Athens, Greece, 2000. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). Main reference

Geert-Jan Kruijff, Elke Teich, John A. Bateman, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Hana Skoumalová, Serge Sharoff, Lena Sokolova, Tony Hartley, Kamy Staykova, and Ji\vr\'\i Hana.
A multilingual system for text generation in three Slavic languages.
In Proceedings of the 18th. International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'2000), pages 474--480, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2000.

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