Controlled natural language as interface language to the semantic web

Rolf Schwitter*

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Abstract

In this paper, I will show how a controlled natural language (CNL) can be used as an interface language to the Semantic Web. Instead of working with a formal language based on RDF that is difficult to write and understand for non-specialists, I will argue that a CNL can be employed to describe resources on the Web (via assertional statements) and to construct ontologies (via terminological statements). I will present a complete rule set written in CNL that allows for efficient reasoning over the assertional and terminological knowledge with the help of a model builder. There is no need to formally encode this knowledge in an RDF- based notation. Everything can be described in a uniform way on the level of the controlled natural language provided that we support the user of the CNL with an intelligent writing tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IICAI 2005
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages1699-1718
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IICAI 2005 - Pune, India
Duration: 20 Dec 200522 Dec 2005

Other

Other2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IICAI 2005
CountryIndia
CityPune
Period20/12/0522/12/05

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