Paper: Towards a More Natural Multilingual Controlled Language Interface to OWL

ACL ID W11-0138
Title Towards a More Natural Multilingual Controlled Language Interface to OWL
Venue IWCS
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

The paper presents an ongoing research that aims at OWL ontology authoring and verbalization using a deterministic controlled natural language (CNL) that would be as natural and intuitive as possible. Moreover, we focus on a multilingual CNL interface to OWL by considering both highly analytical and highly synthetic languages (namely, English and Latvian). We propose a flexible two- level translation approach that is enabled by the Grammatical Framework and that has allowed us to develop a more natural, but still predictable multilingual CNL on top of the widely used Attempto Controlled English (its subset for OWL, ACE-OWL). This has also allowed us to exploit the readily available ACE parser and verbalizer not only for the modified and extended version of ACE-OWL, but also for the corre...