PyConAU 2010: Using Python for Natural Language Generation and Analysis

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Using Python for Natural Language Generation and Analysis

Presented by Tennessee J Leeuwenburg (Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology)

Python is used within the Bureau of Meteorology to automatically generate weather forecast text based on numerical data. In addition, the development team has also used Python to introspect the forecast language and statistics used in the past. NTLK is an open-source language processing toolkit which can be used for visualising language patterns. This presentation will talk about some of the techniques used for automatically describing datasets and also how NTLK can be used to discover information about language uses and requirements in an organisation.