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Kuhn, T (2009). An evaluation framework for controlled natural languages. In: Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2009), Marettimo Island, Italy, 8 June 2009 - 10 June 2009, 1-20.

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This paper presents a general framework called ontographs that relies on a graphical notation and enables the tool-independent and reliable evaluation of human understandability of knowledge representation languages. An experiment with 64 participants is presented that applies this framework and compares a controlled natural language to a common formal language. The results show that the controlled natural language is easier to understand, needs less learning time, and is more accepted by its users.
This work was funded by the research grant (Forschungskredit) programs 2006 and 2008 of the University of Zurich. I would like to thank Alain Cohn, Norbert E. Fuchs, Kaarel Kaljurand, Marc Lutz, Cerstin Mahlow, Philipp Müller and Michael Piotrowski for their suggestions and corrections. Furthermore, I would like to acknowledge the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics of the University of Zurich for organizing the recruitment of the participants for the experiment.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
DDC:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:10 June 2009
Deposited On:25 Mar 2010 09:33
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 13:09
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:5972
ISSN:0302-9743 (P) 1611-3349 (E)
ISBN:978-3-642-14417-2
Additional Information:Workshop on Controlled Natural Language,CNL2009 Marettimo Island, Italy, June 8-10, 2009 Revised Papers
Publisher DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-14418-9_1
Related URLs:http://attempto.ifi.uzh.ch/site/cnl2009/
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-448/

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