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Writing support for controlled natural languages


Kuhn, T; Schwitter, R (2008). Writing support for controlled natural languages. In: Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA Workshop 2008), CSIRO ICT Centre, Tasmania, 8 December 2008 - 10 December 2008, 46-54.

Abstract

In this paper we present interface techniques that support the writing process of machine-oriented controlled natural languages which are well-defined and tractable fragments of English that can be translated unambiguously into a formal target language. Since these languages have grammatical and lexical restrictions, it is important to provide a text editor that assists the writing process by using lookahead information derived from the grammar. We will discuss the requirements to such a lookahead text editor and introduce the semantic wiki AceWiki as an application where this technology plays an important role. We investigate two different approaches how lookahead information can be generated dynamically while a text is written and compare the runtimes and practicality of these approaches in detail.

In this paper we present interface techniques that support the writing process of machine-oriented controlled natural languages which are well-defined and tractable fragments of English that can be translated unambiguously into a formal target language. Since these languages have grammatical and lexical restrictions, it is important to provide a text editor that assists the writing process by using lookahead information derived from the grammar. We will discuss the requirements to such a lookahead text editor and introduce the semantic wiki AceWiki as an application where this technology plays an important role. We investigate two different approaches how lookahead information can be generated dynamically while a text is written and compare the runtimes and practicality of these approaches in detail.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:10 December 2008
Deposited On:09 Jan 2009 10:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:42
ISSN:1834-7037
Additional Information:This paper was published in Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop, Volume 6, 2008.
Official URL:http://www.alta.asn.au/events/alta2008/proceedings/index.html
Related URLs:http://www.alta.asn.au/events/alta2008/
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-8120

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