Research on Knowledge Delivery.
Final rept. 15 Aug 79-14 Aug 84,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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The general practical goal of this work is to enable computers to express information in appropriate, easily read, multiparagraph English text. This report describes the progress of the Knowledge Delivery project toward that goal, focusing on three tactical areas computer grammars of English for text generation, control structures for text generation, and the description and construction of discourse structures. The projects accomplishments in these three areas are expressed in the Nigel grammar, the Penman system, and the Rhetorical Structure theory, respectively. Author