System Name
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System Builders Striegnitz, Gardent
Development Dates 2000-2001
Languages English
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Builds on: SPUD


The goal of this project is to develop an integrated approach to discourse and sentence planning which captures the interaction of discourse marker selection, ellipsis, and discourse structure. This project will focus on (a) empirical investigations and the formalization of the corresponding linguistic and non-linguistic constraints, and (b) the declarative modelling and implementation of those constraints by means of first order logic theorem proving and expressive concurrent constraint languages.

The system has an online demo at here.


Gardent Claire and Stefan Thater.
Generating with a Grammar Based on Tree Descriptions: a Constraint-Based Approach.
In 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2001.
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Kristina Striegnitz.
Pragmatic Constraints and Contextual Reasoning in Natural Language Generation: a system description.
Technical report, University of the Saarland, Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, 2000.

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