System Name
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System Builders Bateman, Alexa, Teich, Kamps, Reichenberger, Kleinz, Rondhuis
Development Dates 1994-1996
Languages English
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Builds on: KOMET


Automatic generation of pages combining textual artist bibliographies and timeline graphs concerning the Bauhaus. Producing formatted pages in response to selections of artists made by the user with a graphical information retrieval interface.

Generation was performed using the KOMET generation system. An example page generated from a very large knowledge base compiled from the Dictionary of Art at that time is:


Main reference

John A. Bateman, Thomas Kamps, Jörg Kleinz, and Klaus Reichenberger.
Constructive text, diagram and layout generation for information presentation: the DArt$_bio$ system.
Computational Linguistics, 27(3):409--449, 2001.

John A. Bateman, Thomas Kamps, Jörg Kleinz, and Klaus Reichenberger.
Communicative Goal-Driven NL Generation and Data-driven Graphics Generation: an architectural synthesis for multimedia page generation.
In Proceedings of the 1998 International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, pages 8--17. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, 1998.

Klaus Reichenberger, Klaas Jan Rondhuis, Jörg Kleinz, and John A. Bateman.
Effective presentation of information through page layout: a linguistically-based approach.
In Proceedings of ACM Workshop on Effective Abstractions in Multimedia, Layout and Interaction, San Francisco, California., 1995. ACM.

Klaus Reichenberger, Thomas Kamps, and Gene Golovchinsky.
Towards a Generative Theory of Diagram Design.
In Proceedings of 1995 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, pages 217--223, Los Alamitos, USA, 1995. IEEE Computer Society Press.

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