A Principled Representation of Attributive Descriptions for Integrated Text and Information Graphics Presentations

Nancy Green, Giuseppe Carenini, and Johanna Moore
Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, August, 1998.


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Abstract
This paper describes a media-independent, compositional, plan-based approach to representing attributive descriptions for use in integrated text and graphics generation. An attributive description's main function is to convey information directly contributing to the communicative goals of a discourse, whereas a referential description's onlyfunction is to enable the audience to identify a particular referent. This approach has been implemented as part of an architecture for generating integrated text and information graphics. Uses of referential and attributive descriptions are represented as two distinct types of communicative acts in a media-independent plan. It is particularly important to distinguish the two types of acts, since they have different consequences for dialogue and text generation, and for graphic design.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Visualization and Intelligent Interfaces Group

Text Reference
Nancy Green, Giuseppe Carenini, and Johanna Moore, "A Principled Representation of Attributive Descriptions for Integrated Text and Information Graphics Presentations," Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, August, 1998.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Green_1998_3160,
   author = "Nancy Green and Giuseppe Carenini and Johanna Moore",
   title = "A Principled Representation of Attributive Descriptions for Integrated Text and Information Graphics Presentations",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation",
   month = "August",
   year = "1998",
}