Segment Grammar: A formalism for incremental sentence generation
De Smedt, K., & Kempen, G.
Segment Grammar: A formalism for incremental sentence generation. In C. Paris, W. Swartout, & W. Mann (Eds.
), Natural language generation and computational linguistics
(pp. 329-349). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Incremental sentence generation imposes special constraints on the
representation of the grammar and the design of the formulator (the module which is
responsible for constructing the syntactic and morphological structure). In the model of
natural speech production presented here, a formalism called Segment Grammar is used
for the representation of linguistic knowledge. We give a definition of this formalism and
present a formulator design which relies on it. Next, we present an object- oriented
implementation of Segment Grammar. Finally, we compare Segment Grammar with other formalisms.