System Name
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System Builders Wilcock
Development Dates 1993
Languages English
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A demonstration protoype of an interactive generation system, in which inquiries concerning factors needed in the generation of complex English modal and auxiliary verb groups are presented in Japanese to a Japanese user. The necessary factors are used as an SFG network of choices, and the inquiries are based on felicity conditions for the appropriateness of the choices. The prototype system can be used for iterative revision of the generated sentences. This suggests an approach to knowledge-based post-editing.


Main reference

Graham Wilcock.
Interactive Japanese-European text generation: an approach to multilingual export translation based on Systemic Functional Grammar.
Msc, Centre for Computational Linguistics, UMIST, Manchester, England, 1993.

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