Paper: An Open-Source Natural Language Generator for OWL Ontologies and its Use in Protege and Second Life

ACL ID E09-2005
Title An Open-Source Natural Language Generator for OWL Ontologies and its Use in Protege and Second Life
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2009
Authors

We demonstrate an open-source natural language generation engine that produces descriptions of entities and classes in En- glish and Greek from OWL ontologies that have been annotated with linguistic and user modeling information expressed in RDF. We also demonstrate an accompany- ingplug-infortheProt´eg´eontologyeditor, which can be used to create the ontology’s annotations and generate previews of the resulting texts by invoking the generation engine. The engine has been embedded in robots acting as museum tour guides in the physical world and in Second Life; here we demonstrate the latter application.