Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

GENESIS-II: A Versatile System for Language Generation in Conversational System Applications

Lauren Baptist, Stephanie Seneff

Spoken Language Systems Group, Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Language generation is a fundamental component of dialogue systems. Over the past year, we have developed a new generation module for conversational systems developed at MIT using the GALAXY architecture. Our generator, which we call GENESIS-II, resolves many of the shortcomings of its predecessor, GENESIS. GENESIS-II makes it substantially easier for users to specify generation, and the generation output is often of a higher quality. In particular, GENESIS-II has improved the ease and quality of generation in foreign languages (Japanese, Chinese, Spanish) and non-traditional languages (SQL, HTML, speech waveforms). In this paper, we focus on the more advanced features of our system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Baptist, Lauren / Seneff, Stephanie (2000): "GENESIS-II: a versatile system for language generation in conversational system applications", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 271-274.