System Name
B2Z list of NLG systems
System Builders Mellish,Scott, Evans,Doran,Tipper, Cahill,Paiva, Reape
Development Dates 1997-1999
Languages independent
URL (if available)
who's who


aims to develop a generic architecture for applied NLG systems


Main reference

Lynn Cahill, Christie Doran, Roger Evans, Roger Kibble, Chris Mellish, Daniel Paiva, Mike Reape, Donia Scott, and Neil Tipper.
Enabling resource sharing in language generation: an abstract reference architecture.
In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Athens, Greece, 2000.

Lynne Cahill, J. Carroll, R. Evans, D. Paiva, Richard Power, Donia Scott, and Kees van Deemter.
From RAGS to RICHES: exploiting the potential of a flexible generation architecture.
In Proceedings of the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'01), Toulouse, France, July 2001.

Lynne Cahill, Christy Doran, Roger Evans, Chris Mellish, Daniel Paiva, Mike Reape, Donia Scott, and Neil Tipper.
In Search of a Reference Architecture for NLG Systems.
In Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, pages 77--85, Toulouse, 1999.

Lynne Cahill, Roger Evans, Chris Mellis, Daniel Paiva, Mike Reape, and Donia Scott.
Introduction to the RAGS architecture.
Available at:, 2001.

Proceedings of the AISB'99 Workshop on Reference Architectures and Data Standards for NLP, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 1999.

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