Data-to-Text Research in Aberdeen NLG Group


The Natural Language Generation (NLG) research group at the University of Aberdeen is very interested in using NLG technology to generate textual summaries of non-linguistic data. Currently numerical data in particular is almost always presented to users using graphical visualisations. While visualisations work well in many cases, we believe that in some contexts textual summaries are more effective ways of communicating data to human users. We also believe that the task of generating summaries of data poses many important and interesting scientific challenges for NLG.

For general background information on data-to-text, please see our FAQ.

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We are always interested in hearing from well qualified people who are interested in doing a PhD in our group.


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Contact Information

Please contact Ehud Reiter for more information.

Natural Language Generation | Computing Science | University of Aberdeen
Last updated 26 June 2013