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The feature summaries

When the grammar network traversal is finished, the set of selected feature values is used by the realization rules to generate the structures and words of the English sentence. The generated sentence is displayed (in English only) with a summary table of the features which it realizes. The summary table shows the feature names in both English and Japanese. An example of the display of the generated sentence and the feature summary table is shown in Figure 7.2.

Figure 7.2: An example sentence
\begin{figure}\renewedcommand{baselinestretch}{1}\small\normalsize\vspace{0.2in}
\hspace{1.5in}
\psfig{figure=ximages/summary1.ps,height=6in,width=3in}\end{figure}

In the summary table, the left-hand column shows the names of the features and the right-hand column shows their values. The length of the table is variable, as the number of features collected into the selection expression on any specific traversal of the network depends on the route taken: some choices lead to many further (more delicate) choices in complex regions of the network, while other choices do not lead into those regions.


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Graham Wilcock 2001-11-15