Speech Generation from Semantic Nets
by Slocum, Jonathan
Technical Note 115
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Boston, MA, October 30-November 1, 1975.
Natural language output can be generated from semantic nets by processing templates associated with concepts in the net. A set of verb templates is being derived from a study of the surface syntax of some 3000 English verbs: the active forms of the verbs have been classified according to subject, object(s), and complement(s); these syntactic patterns, augmented with case names, are used as a grammar to control the generation of text.