Paper: Text Authoring Knowledge Acquisition And Description Logics

ACL ID C02-1128
Title Text Authoring Knowledge Acquisition And Description Logics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002

We present a principled approach to the problem of con- necting a controlled document authoring system with a knowledge base. We start by describing closed-world au- thoring situations, in which the knowledge base is used for constraining the possible documents and orienting the user’s selections. Then we move to open-world author- ing situations in which, additionally, choices made dur- ing authoring are echoed back to the knowledge base. In this way the information implicitly encoded in a docu- ment becomes explicit in the knowledge base and can be re-exploited for simplifying the authoring of new doc- uments. We show how a Datalog KB is sufficient for the closed-world situation, while a Description Logic KB is better-adapted to the more complex open-world situ- ation. All along, we pa...