Atlas.txt: Linking Geo-referenced Data to Text for NLG

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Abstract

Geo-referenced data which are often communicated via
maps are inaccessible to the visually impaired population. We summarise existing approaches to improving
accessibility of geo-referenced data and present the Atlas.txt project which aims to produce textual summaries
of such data which can be read out via a screenreader.
We outline issues involved in generating descriptions of
geo-referenced data and present initial work on content
determination based on knowledge acquisition from both
parallel corpus analysis and input from visually impaired
people. In our corpus analysis we build an ontology
containing abstract representations of expert-written sentences which we associate with macros containing sequences of data analysis methods. This helps us to identify which data analysis methods need to be applied to
generate text from data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages163-166
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventEleventh European Workshop on Natural Language Generation - SaarBrucken, Germany
Duration: 17 Jun 2007 → …

Conference

ConferenceEleventh European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
CountryGermany
CitySaarBrucken
Period17/06/07 → …

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Thomas, K., & Sripada, G. S. (2007). Atlas.txt: Linking Geo-referenced Data to Text for NLG. 163-166. Paper presented at Eleventh European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, SaarBrucken, Germany.