The main objectives of the project are to study linguistic registers per se, and to develop methods for automatic transformation of linguistic registers across texts, i.e., translating a text from a register to another. This work will rely on the extraction of register-specific linguistic patterns and their integration in an automatic paraphrase generation process. These objectives are enabled by the strong and complementary skills of the consortium members.
The project is driven from a perspective of exploratory research where the goal is the production of fundamental knowledge for style-specific pattern extraction and automatic natural language generation. Linguistic registers are a well-suited case study to achieve this long term objective.