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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.5 No.4, pp.421-436 (October 1989)
Systemic Generation of Chinese Sentences

Jyun-Sheng Chang and Hwei-Ming Kuo
Institute of Computer Science
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of China

This paper describes the design and implementation of a generator for Chinese sentences. The generator uses systemic grammar as the explicit representation of the syntax of Chinese sentences. The generative process of systemic grammar is augmented by the mechanism of procedural attachment to make the generator more adaptable to different kinds of input. The generator covers an interesting subset of Chinese sentences.

Keywords: text generation, sentence generator, procedural attachment, systemic grammar, Chinese language processing

Received September 28, 1989; revised November 30, 1989.
Communicated by Keh-Jiann Chen.