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Presenting Ontologies in Natural Language

Presenting Ontologies in Natural Language


The proposal is for a small project (1 PhD student and some extra support) to carry out an initial investigation of strategies for presenting parts of ontologies in natural language. The work is to be domain-independent, but dependent to some extent on the description logic used to define the ontologies (it will choose a DL representative of current state-of-the-art ontology work, as for example realised in DAML+OIL or OWL). Since modern ontologies describe concepts in terms of constraints rather than structured definitions, presenting part of an ontology will require producing a complex text, rather than a single phrase. The project will investigate using existing techniques from natural language generation for this purpose.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: EPSRC Computing Science
Grant Value: £70,393.00
Start Date: 01/04/2004
End Date: 31/03/2007
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
Prof Chris Mellish (Local)

Collaborating Organisations
School of Physics (University of Edinburgh)
University of Aberdeen

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Application Area(s) associated with Project
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