Coordinating Text and Graphics in Explanation Generation
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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To generate multimedia explanations, a system must he able to coordinate the use of different media in a single explanation. In this paper, we present an architecture that we have developed for COMET COordinated Multimedia Explanation Testbed, a system that generates directions for equipment maintenance and repair, and we show how it addresses the coordination problem. In particular, we focus on the use of a single content planner that produces a common content description used by multiple media-specific generators, a media coordinator that makes a fine-grained division of information between media, and bidirectional interaction between media-specific generators to allow influence across media.