Generating Natural Language Descriptions of Rainfall Radar Data

Daniel Weir


Supervised by Padraig Corcoran; Moderated by Omer F Rana

The Met Office provides an API which allows users to download rainfall radar data for the UK. That is, a time series of rainfall maps corresponding to the UK (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/services/data/datapoint). The aim of this project is to create a computer system which transforms a given time series of rainfall maps into a corresponding natural language description. For example, a natural language description may contain the expression “It rained very heavily from 9AM to 10AM in Cardiff city”. The tools used to complete this project will be image processing to process the rainfall maps and natural language processing to generate the description.

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