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Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, Rm 111, University of Malta
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some useful resources

From time to time I put up some stuff I've done that might be useful to others.


  • SimpleNLG: a java library for morphological generation and syntactic realisation. This used to be hosted on Google Code, but is now on Github.

language resources

  • The GenChal Repository: an online repository of datasets related to the Generation Challenges, a series of Shared Task challenges organised since 2007.
  • The Maltese Language Resource Server (MLRS): a server for language resources and tools in Maltese. Currently hosts a corpus of ca. 100m tokens of Maltese text. This is continuously being updated.
  • The TUNA Corpus of Referring Expressions, a semantically transparent, annotated corpus of references to objects in visual domains. This corpus has been used in three Shared Task Evaluations since its development.
  • Experiment on temporal structure in narrative: I've recently run this experiment, and have collected a large corpus of narratives that I'll make available once annotation is complete. Meantime, you can read a summary here.
  • Annotated bibliography on the generation of referring expressions (and related problems)
    A collection of publications on reference and its computational treatment in generation, compiled as part of the TUNA Project. Not up to date at all!

other nlg links

A manuscript of our survey of Natural Language Generation systems and techniques is now online on arxiv.

Models of Reference, an edited topic in Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences is now available as an ebook.

INLG 2017

International Conference on Natural Language Generation, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 4-7 September, 2017