Cristian Bernareggi


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Using NLG for speech synthesis of mathematical sentences
Alessandro Mazzei | Michele Monticone | Cristian Bernareggi
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation

People with sight impairments can access to a mathematical expression by using its LaTeX source. However, this mechanisms have several drawbacks: (1) it assumes the knowledge of the LaTeX, (2) it is slow, since LaTeX is verbose and (3) it is error-prone since LATEX is a typographical language. In this paper we study the design of a natural language generation system for producing a mathematical sentence, i.e. a natural language sentence expressing the semantics of a mathematical expression. Moreover, we describe the main results of a first human based evaluation experiment of the system for Italian language.