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Abstract Wikipedia and Grammatical Framework[edit]

Aarne Ranta, a member of the Abstract Wikipedia NLG Special Interest Group, and professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has written an article titled “Multilingual Text Generation for Abstract Wikipedia in Grammatical Framework: Prospects and Challenges”. Here is the abstract of the article:

Abstract Wikipedia is an initiative to produce Wikipedia articles from abstract knowledge representations with multilingual natural language generation (NLG) algorithms. Its goal is to make encyclopaedic content available with equal coverage in the languages of the world. This paper discusses the issues related to the project in terms of an experimental implementation in Grammatical Framework (GF). It shows how multilingual NLG can be organized into different abstraction levels that enable the sharing of code across languages and the division of labour between programmers and authors with different skill requirements. The plan is to start with a simple but functional multilingual NLG system and to proceed towards more and more sophisticated language and wider coverage of topics, also allowing a human in the loop to create content via a Controlled Natural Language (CNL).

The paper can be read here: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-21780-7_6

It can also be accessed as a preprint free of charge from the following link: https://www.grammaticalframework.org/~aarne/preprint-AAM-textgen.pdf