WYSIWYM: building user interfaces with natural language feedback

Roger Evans, R. Power

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WYSIWYM ('What you see is what you meant') is a user-interface technique which uses natural language generation (NLG) technology to provide feedback for user interactions. To date, the technology has been applied in a number of demonstrator applications, using customised, non-portable implementations. In this demonstration, we introduce a WYSIWYM library package, designed to be used as a modular component of a larger JAVA-based application. We show how the overall design of the package aims to support a range of possible applications using simple configuration options and JAVA subclassing, and illustrate the approach using examples ranging from the simplest proof-of-concept application to a complex web-delivered authoring tool for pharmaceutical leaflets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the tenth conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Place of PublicationNJ, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1111567890
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Natural language generation,


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