A picture is worth a thousand words. Or is it? Tables, charts, pictures are all useful in understanding our data but often we need a description – a story to tell us what are we looking at. Accelerated Text is a natural language generation tool which allows you to define data descriptions and then generates multiple versions of those descriptions varying in wording and structure.
Accelerated Text can work with all sorts of data:
With Accelerated Text you can use such data to generate text for your business reports, your e-commerce platform or your customer support system.
Accelerated Text provides a web based Document Plan builder, where:
Document Plans and the connected data are used by Accelerated Text's Natural Language Generation engine to produce multiple variations of text exactly expressing what was intended to be communicated to the readers.
Natural language generation is a broad domain with applications in chat-bots, story generation, and data descriptions to name a few. Accelerated Text focuses on applying NLG technology to solve your data to text needs.
Data descriptions require precision. For example, generated text describing weather conditions should not contain things beyond those provided in the initial data – temperature: -1C, humidity: 40%, wind: 10km/h. Despite this, the expression of an individual fact – temperature – could vary. It could result in "it is cold", or "it is just below freezing", or "-1C", but this fact will be stated because it is present in the data. A data to text system is also not the one to elaborate on a story adding something about the serenity of some freezing lake – again, it was not in the supplied data.
Accelerated Text follows the principle of this strict adherence to the data-bound text generation. Via its user interface it provides instruments to define how the data should be translated into a descriptive text. This description – a document plan – is executed by natural language generation engine to produce texts that vary in structure and wording but are always and only about the data provided.
The easiest way to get started is to use Accelerated Text Project Template. It will provide you with the necessary project configuration structure.
After running this command the document plan editor will be availabe at http://localhost:8080, while AMR and DLG editors will be reachable via http://localhost:8080/amr/ and http://localhost:8080/dlg/ respectively.
For more detailed description of text generation workflow visit the Documentation.
For a demonstration of how Accelerated Text can be used to provide descriptions for various items in an e-commerce platform (https://www.reactioncommerce.com/) please check the following repository: https://github.com/tokenmill/reaction-acc-text-demo.
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