Spoken Language Systems
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


Language Generation

GENESIS is a language generation system developed by the SLS group. GENESIS is designed to transform a semantic frame representing the meaning of a user request, system query, or system reply, into an appropriate target string. For natural language generation, the target string would contain words or sentences. GENESIS is flexible enough to handle a wide variety of different natural languages including English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. GENESIS can also be used to generate strings in formal languages (such as SQL or HTML) for the purpose of communicating with other system components (such as database servers) or producing electronic documents (such as web pages).


L. Baptist, Genesis-II: A Language Generation Module for Conversational Systems, S.M. thesis, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, August 2000. (PS), (PDF)

L. Baptist and S. Seneff, "Genesis-II: A Versatile System for Language Generation in Conversational System Applications," Proc. ICSLP, Beijing, China, October 2000. (PDF)

S. Seneff and J. Polifroni, "Formal and Natural Language Generation in the Mercury Conversational System," Proc. ICSLP, Beijing, China, October 2000. (PDF)

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