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Ten Years After: An Update on TG/2 (and Friends)

Stephan Busemann
In: Proceedings 10th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation. European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), 8/2005.


Since its first implementation in 1995, the shallow NLG system TG/2 has been used as a component in many NLG applications that range from very shallow template systems to in-depth realization engines. TG/2 has continuously been refined, the Java brother implementation XtraGen has become available, and the grammar development environment eGram today allows for designing grammars on a more abstract level. Besides a better understanding of the usability of shallow systems like TG/2 has emerged. Time has come to summarize the developments and look forward to new borders.