Natural language generation (NLG)
Text generation is a subfield of natural language processing. It leverages knowledge in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence to automatically generate natural language texts, which can satisfy certain communicative requirements.
Research work in the text generation field first appeared in the 1970s. Goldman’s work on natural language generation from a deep conceptual base appeared in . In the 1980s, more significant work was contributed in this field: McDonald saw text generation as a decision-making problem  and Appelt on language planning (1981) (McKeown ). In the 1990s, a generic architecture for text generation was discussed (Reiter , Hovy ). Still today, variations on the generic architecture is still a widely discussed question (Mellish et al. ).
Text generation, or natural language generation (NLG), is usually compared with another subfield of natural...
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