System, report, and method for generating natural language news-based stories

  • US 8,676,691 B2
  • Filed: 07/16/2013
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of generating natural language news-based stories as part of a display with a plurality of natural news-based stories, the method comprising the steps of:

  • using a management tool to select items of interest within an event data database to create a portfolio made from the items of interest;

    selecting data of the portfolio from the items of interest using a computer interface, wherein some data is in numerical format;

    offering a choice on the computer interface between creating a strategies page where the data is displayed in the numerical format as part of the strategies page or creating a natural language news stories page where the data is displayed as part of a plurality of natural language news stories, wherein the natural language news stories as part of the natural language news stories page each including a date of publication, a story rewritten in natural language using a template from a news brief with a news-generating algorithm with sentence and paragraph construction to simulate natural language from the numerical format data selected from a plurality of templates each with input variables and at least a data field from the data, and a source of origin of the news brief, wherein the algorithm with sentence and paragraph reconstruction includes a series of boilerplate sentences varied using a parsing table; and

    creating and displaying either the strategies page or the natural language news stories page to a portfolio user.

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