Minnen, G., J. Carroll and D. Pearce (2000) `Robust, applied morphological generation'. In Proceedings of the 1st International Natural Language Generation Conference, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. 201-208.
In practical natural language generation systems it is often advantageous to have a separate component that deals purely with morphological processing. We present such a component: a fast and robust morphological generator for English based on finite-state techniques that generates a word form given a specification of the lemma, part-of-speech, and the type of inflection required. We describe how this morphological generator is used in a prototype system for automatic simplification of English newspaper text, and discuss practical morphological and orthographic issues we have encountered in generation of unrestricted text within this application.
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