Paper: Evaluating an Ontology-Driven WYSIWYM Interface

ACL ID W08-1118
Title Evaluating an Ontology-Driven WYSIWYM Interface
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

This paper describes an evaluation study of an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface for metadata creation. Although the results are encouraging, they are not as positive as those of a similar tool developed for the medical domain. We believe this may be due, not to the WYSIWYM interface, but to the complex- ity of the underlying ontologies and the fact that subjects were unfamiliar with them. We discuss the ways in which ontology develop- ment might be influenced by issues stemming from using an NLG approach for user access to data, and the effect these factors have on general usability.