Data sets for NLG

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This page lists sets of structured data to be used as input for natural language generation tasks, or to inform research on NLG.

Focus on Content Selection, Aggregation

SumTime Meteo

These data contain predictions for meteorological parameters such as precipitation, temperature, wind speed, and cloud cover at various altitudes, at regular intervals for various points in the area of interest.

The weather corpus currently exists as an Access database and, alternatively, in form of CSV (ASCII) files.

Download and Info: SumTime-Meteo

Project link:

Focus on Generating Referring Expressions

Referring expression generation is a sub-task of NLG with an active research community.

GRE3D3: Spatial Relations in Referring Expressions

A Web-based production experiment was conducted by Jette Viethen under the supervision of Robert Dale. The resulting GRE3D3 corpus contains 720 referring expressions for simple objects in simple 3D scenes. (direct download link)

TUNA Reference Corpus

The TUNA Reference Corpus is a semantically and pragmatically transparent corpus of identifying references to objects in visual domains. It was constructed via an online experiment, and has since been used in a number of evaluation studies on Referring Expressions Generation, as well as in two Shared Tasks: the Attribute Selection for Referring Expressions Generation task (2007), and the Referring Expression Generation task (2008). Main authors: Kees van Deemter, Albert Gatt, Ielka van der Sluis. (direct download link)

Focus on Lexicalization


Focus on Syntax, Realization


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