From plain English to controlled English

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Abstract

We outline an approach for transferring specifications and technical documents written in plain English into controlled English. In a first step, we analyse the sentences of the source documents and (partially) translate them into a set of logical forms. In the second step, we send the logical forms to a surface-form generation module that plans how the sentences of the controlled language should be composed and how the surface string should be realised. The result is an explicit interpretation of the source document in controlled English that can be refined in a stepwise manner by the authors until it corresponds to their intended interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherMacquarie University
Pages81-87
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event2001 Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 20 Apr 200120 Apr 2001

Workshop

Workshop2001 Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period20/04/0120/04/01

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