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Development of a Controlled Natural Language Interface for Semantic MediaWiki

Development of a Controlled Natural Language Interface for Semantic MediaWiki
Development of a Controlled Natural Language Interface for Semantic MediaWiki
Semantic wikis support the collaborative creation, editing and utilization of semantically-enriched content, and they may therefore be well-suited to addressing problems associated with the limited availability of high-quality online semantic content. Unfortunately, however, many popular semantic wikis, such as Semantic MediaWiki (SMW), are not sufficiently expressive to support full-scale ontology authoring. Furthermore, the grounding of the Semantic Web in formal logic makes both the comprehension and production of ontological content difficult for many end-users. In order to address these issues, the expressivity of SMW was extended using a combination of semantic templates and a Web Ontology Language (OWL) meta-model. Semantic templates were also used to provide an ontology verbalization capability for SMW using the Rabbit Controlled Natural Language (CNL). The resulting system demonstrates how CNL interfaces can be implemented on top of SMW. The proposed solution introduces no changes to the underlying functionality of the SMW system, and the use of semantic templates as an ontology verbalization solution means that end-users can exploit all the usual features of conventional wiki systems to collaboratively create new CNL verbalization capabilities.
Controlled Natural Languages, Semantic Wikis, Rabbit, Semantic Web, Ontology Development, OWL
978-3-642-14417-2
206-225
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany
Smart, Paul
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Fuchs, Norbert
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Braines, Dave
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Smart, Paul, Bao, Jie, Braines, Dave and Shadbolt, Nigel (2010) Development of a Controlled Natural Language Interface for Semantic MediaWiki. Fuchs, Norbert (ed.) In Proceedings of the Workshop on Controlled Natural Language. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany. pp. 206-225 .

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Abstract

Semantic wikis support the collaborative creation, editing and utilization of semantically-enriched content, and they may therefore be well-suited to addressing problems associated with the limited availability of high-quality online semantic content. Unfortunately, however, many popular semantic wikis, such as Semantic MediaWiki (SMW), are not sufficiently expressive to support full-scale ontology authoring. Furthermore, the grounding of the Semantic Web in formal logic makes both the comprehension and production of ontological content difficult for many end-users. In order to address these issues, the expressivity of SMW was extended using a combination of semantic templates and a Web Ontology Language (OWL) meta-model. Semantic templates were also used to provide an ontology verbalization capability for SMW using the Rabbit Controlled Natural Language (CNL). The resulting system demonstrates how CNL interfaces can be implemented on top of SMW. The proposed solution introduces no changes to the underlying functionality of the SMW system, and the use of semantic templates as an ontology verbalization solution means that end-users can exploit all the usual features of conventional wiki systems to collaboratively create new CNL verbalization capabilities.

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Published date: 8 July 2010
Keywords: Controlled Natural Languages, Semantic Wikis, Rabbit, Semantic Web, Ontology Development, OWL
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 267868
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267868
ISBN: 978-3-642-14417-2
PURE UUID: 3191a877-541a-4269-b343-02ad139863a4
ORCID for Paul Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2010 12:01
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:01

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