SimpleNLG-ZH: a Linguistic Realisation Engine for Mandarin

G. Chen, C.J. van Deemter, Chenghua Lin

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We introduce SimpleNLG-ZH, a realisation engine for Mandarin that follows the software design paradigm of SimpleNLG. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Place of PublicationTilburg University, The Netherlands
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018


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