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Controlled English for Reasoning on the Semantic Web


De Coi, J L; Fuchs, N E; Kaljurand, K; Kuhn, T (2009). Controlled English for Reasoning on the Semantic Web. In: Bry, F; Maluszynski, J. Semantic Techniques for the Web: The REWERSE Perspective. Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 276-308.

Abstract

The existing Semantic Web languages have a very technical focus and fail to provide good usability for users with no background in formal methods. We argue that controlled natural languages like Attempto Controlled English (ACE) can solve this problem. ACE is a subset of English that can be translated into various logic based languages, among them the Semantic Web standards OWL and SWRL. ACE is accompanied by a set of tools, namely the parser APE, the Attempto Reasoner RACE, the ACE View ontology and rule editor, the semantic wiki AceWiki, and the Protune policy framework. The applications cover a wide range of Semantic Web scenarios, which shows how broadly ACE can be applied. We conclude that controlled natural languages can make the Semantic Web better understandable and more usable.

The existing Semantic Web languages have a very technical focus and fail to provide good usability for users with no background in formal methods. We argue that controlled natural languages like Attempto Controlled English (ACE) can solve this problem. ACE is a subset of English that can be translated into various logic based languages, among them the Semantic Web standards OWL and SWRL. ACE is accompanied by a set of tools, namely the parser APE, the Attempto Reasoner RACE, the ACE View ontology and rule editor, the semantic wiki AceWiki, and the Protune policy framework. The applications cover a wide range of Semantic Web scenarios, which shows how broadly ACE can be applied. We conclude that controlled natural languages can make the Semantic Web better understandable and more usable.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:10 Nov 2009 12:51
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:32
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:5500
ISSN:0302-9743
ISBN:978-3-642-04580-6
Publisher DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-04581-3_6
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&con_lng=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=005911980
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-23867

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