Paper: Controlled Natural Languages for Knowledge Representation

ACL ID C10-2128
Title Controlled Natural Languages for Knowledge Representation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2010
Authors

This paper presents a survey of research in controlled natural languages that can be used as high-level knowledge representa- tion languages. Over the past 10 years or so, a number of machine-oriented con- trolled natural languages have emerged that can be used as high-level interface languages to various kinds of knowledge systems. These languages are relevant to the area of computational linguistics since they have two very interesting properties: firstly, they look informal like natural lan- guages and are therefore easier to write and understand by humans than formal languages; secondly, they are precisely defined subsets of natural languages and can be translated automatically (and often deterministically) into a formal target lan- guage and then be used for automated rea- soning. We ...