System Name
B2Z list of NLG systems
System Builders Turner, Sripada, Reiter, Davy
Development Dates 2006-2009
Languages English
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A project for ""Automatically Generating Advisory Text for Road Maintenance Vehicle Routing"". The RoadSafe project is intended to

  • use Knowledge Aquisition techniques to understand how humans write textual instructions for road maintenance vehicle routing.
  • produce a system capable of automatically evaluating a region's geographical data combined with the weather forecast for 10000s of points in that region to provide textual routing and de-icer spread rate instructions
  • utilise Aerospace and Marine International's expert forecasters in order to post-edit generated advisory texts and therefore improve the performance of the system.


Ross Turner, Somayajulu Sripada, Ehud Reiter, and Ian P. Davy.
Selecting the content of textual descriptions of geographically located events in spatio-temporal weather data.
Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems, XV:75--88, 2007. Main reference

Ross Turner, Somayajulu Sripada, Ehud Reiter, and Ian P. Davy Davy.
Using spatial reference frames to generate grounded textual summaries of georeferenced data.
In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG08, Salt Fork, Ohio, 12-14 June 2008.

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