Paper: Using Semantic Web Technology to Support NLG. Case Study: OWL finds RAGS

ACL ID W10-4209
Title Using Semantic Web Technology to Support NLG. Case Study: OWL finds RAGS
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

The semantic web is a general vision for supporting knowledge-based process- ing across the WWW and its successors. As such, semantic web technology has po- tential to support the exchange and pro- cessing of complex NLG data. This pa- per discusses one particular approach to data sharing and exchange that was de- veloped for NLG – the RAGS framework. This was developed independently of the semantic web. RAGS was relatively com- plex and involved a number of idiosyn- cratic features. However, we present a ra- tional reconstruction of RAGS in terms of semantic web concepts, which yields a rel- atively simple approach that can exploit semantic web technology directly. Given that RAGS was motivated by the concerns of the NLG community, it is perhaps re- markable that its aspirations seem to...