Generating Japanese Text from Conceptual Representation

  • Shun Ishizaki
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


Most methods for machine generation of Japanese sentences work from intermediary representations in syntactic structures, or tree structures, especially in machine translation systems. As the first Japanese text generation program to work directly from conceptual representations, our system represents a major departure from the approach. These conceptual representations include no explicit syntactic information. Rather, the representation contains scenes that correspond to events, including input on actors, objects, time, location and relations to other events. The generator builds complete Japanese sentence structure from the representation, and then refines it.


Noun Phrase Temporal Order Relative Clause Word Order Conceptual Representation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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