SimpleNLG-ZH: a Linguistic Realisation Engine for Mandarin

Guanyi Chen, Kees van Deemter, Chenghua Lin


Abstract
We introduce SimpleNLG-ZH, a realisation engine for Mandarin that follows the software design paradigm of SimpleNLG (Gatt and Reiter, 2009). We explain the core grammar (morphology and syntax) and the lexicon of SimpleNLG-ZH, which is very different from English and other languages for which SimpleNLG engines have been built. The system was evaluated by regenerating expressions from a body of test sentences and a corpus of human-authored expressions. Human evaluation was conducted to estimate the quality of regenerated sentences.
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W18-6506
Volume:
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Month:
November
Year:
2018
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Tilburg University, The Netherlands
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INLG | WS
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SIGGEN
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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57–66
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-6506
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W18-6506
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