ML p(r)ior | Default Handling in Incremental Generation

Default Handling in Incremental Generation

Natural language generation must work with insufficient input. Underspecifications can be caused by shortcomings of the component providing the input or by the preliminary state of incrementally given input. The paper aims to escape from such dead-end situations by making assumptions. We discuss global aspects of default handling. Two problem classes for defaults in the incremental syntactic generator VM-GEN are presented to substantiate our discussion.

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