ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Multilingual language generation across multiple domains

James R. Glass, Joseph Polifroni, Stephanie Seneff

In this paper we describe a mechanism developed to generate well-formed sentences across multiple domains from a common semantic representation. This language generation component is embedded in conversational systems that permit users to query databases via spoken requests. The generation mechanism serves two distinct but overlapping roles: paraphrasing user utterances, and responding to user queries. The generation component is completely table-driven, with separate tables controlling the generation for each distinct language. Convenient mechanisms for specifying inflectional endings and for handling movement phenomena have been developed. The system can generate responses/paraphrases for a variety of languages and for several different database-query tasks. We report evaluation results for paraphrasing in an air-travel domain.


Cite as: Glass, J.R., Polifroni, J., Seneff, S. (1994) Multilingual language generation across multiple domains. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 983-986

@inproceedings{glass94_icslp,
  author={James R. Glass and Joseph Polifroni and Stephanie Seneff},
  title={{Multilingual language generation across multiple domains}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={983--986}
}