Paper: Complexity Assumptions in Ontology Verbalisation

ACL ID P10-2024
Title Complexity Assumptions in Ontology Verbalisation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2010

We describe the strategy currently pur- sued for verbalising OWL ontologies by sentences in Controlled Natural Language (i.e., combining generic rules for realising logical patterns with ontology-specific lex- icons for realising atomic terms for indi- viduals, classes, and properties) and argue that its success depends on assumptions about the complexity of terms and axioms in the ontology. We then show, through analysis of a corpus of ontologies, that al- though these assumptions could in princi- ple be violated, they are overwhelmingly respected in practice by ontology develop- ers.