System Name
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System Builders Milosavljevic, Dale
Development Dates 1996
Languages English
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Peba-II is an on-line animal encyclopedia which produces descriptions and comparisons of animals as world wide web pages. The Peba system contains information about hundreds of animals, but it has more information about Australian Monotremes (the Echidna and Platypus) and Marsupials (such as the Kangaroo, Koala and Wombat). There is also a lot of information on the cat family (Lion, Cheetah, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard etc), and lots of other mammals like the Alligator, Porcupines (American and African), Elephants (African and Indian), Rabbit, Baboon, Gorilla, Plains Zebra, Goat, Sheep, and so on.

The system produces descriptions and comparisons of animals by using underlying representation of information, similar to a database. The web pages you are given do not exist on the server, but are dynamically created as and when you ask for information. Because the descriptions are created by a system, the system can adapt the descriptions to your particular knowledge or experience. The system thus produces web pages that describe or compare animals, with embedded hypertext links.


Robert Dale, Jon Oberlander, Maria Milosavljevic, and Alistair Knott.
Integrating natural language generation and hypertext to produce dynamic documents.
Interacting with Computers, 11(2), Dec 1998.

Maria Milosavljevic, Adrian Tulloch, and Robert Dale.
Text generation in a dynamic hypertext environment.
In Proceedings of the Nineteenth Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC '96), pages 417--426, Melbourne, Australia, 1996.

Maria Milosavljevic.
Content Selection in Comparison Generation.
In W. Hoeppner, editor, 6th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (6th EWNLG), pages 72--81, 1997.
link Main reference

Maria Milosavljevic.
The Automatic Generation of Comparisons in Descriptions of Entities.
PhD thesis, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, 1999.
Available at \tt

M. Milosavljevic and R. Dale.
Text generation and user modelling on the web.
In Proceedings of \em User Modelling for Information Filtering on the World Wide Web workshop at the \em User Modelling '96 conference, 1996.

Maria Milosavljevic and Jon Oberlander.
Dynamic Hypertext Catalogues: Helping Users to Help Themselves.
In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT'98), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 20-24 June 1998.

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