Toward Bayesian Synchronous Tree Substitution Grammars for Sentence Planning

Abstract

Developing conventional natural language generation systems requires extensive attention from human experts in order to craft complex sets of sentence planning rules. We propose a Bayesian nonparametric approach to learn sentence planning rules by inducing synchronous tree substitution grammars for pairs of text plans and morphosyntactically-specified dependency trees. Our system is able to learn rules which can be used to generate novel texts after training on small datasets.

Publication
Proc. of the 11th International Natural Language Generation Conference
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