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ILEX is a system for generating labels for items in an electronic museum or retail catalogue, in such a way as to reflect the interest of the user and also opportunistically to further certain educational goals. Developed in cooperation with the National Museums of Scotland, Interactive Information and VIS Interactive Media.

The current version of the system, Ilex2.0, produces textual descriptions of objects in a museum gallery. The user is presented with a set of objects, and chooses objects to be described by clicking, as in a conventional hypertext. When an object is selected, a description is produced on-line, which is tailored to the user and the communicative context.<P>An online demonstration is available <A href=>here</A>.


  1. O'Donnell, M., Mellish, C., Oberlander, J., & Knott, A. (2001). ILEX: An architecture for a dynamic hypertext generation system. Natural Language Engineering, 7, 225. Bib
  2. O'Donnell, M., Knott, A., Oberlander, J., & Mellish, C. (2000). Optimising text quality in generation from relational databases. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG-2000), Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. Bib
  3. Oberlander, J., Mellish, C., & O'Donnell, M. (1997). Exploring a gallery with intelligent labels. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 4th. International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums. Bib
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  6. Dale, R., Oberlander, J., Milosavljevic, M., & Knott, A. (1998). Integrating natural language generation and hypertext to produce dynamic documents. Interacting with Computers, 11(2). Bib
  7. Milosavljevic, M., & Oberlander, J. (1998). Dynamic Hypertext Catalogues: Helping Users to Help Themselves. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT'98), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Bib
  8. Hitzeman, J., Mellish, C., & Oberlander, J. (1997). Dynamic generation of museum web pages: the intelligent labelling explorer. Archives and Museum Informatics, 11, 105. Bib
  9. Mellish, C., O'Donnell, M., Oberlander, J., & Knott, A. (1998). An architecture for opportunistic text generation. Paper presented at 9th INLG, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Bib

Facts about ILEXRDF feed
Descriptiona system for generating labels for items in an electronic museum or retail catalogue  +
Ended1998  +
ForerunnerWAG  +
LanguageEnglish  +
NameILEX  +
Started1995  +
URL,museums  +
WorkerOberlander  +, Mellish  +, O'Donnell  +, and Knott  +
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