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Attempto controlled English for knowledge representation


Fuchs, N E; Kaljurand, K; Kuhn, T (2008). Attempto controlled English for knowledge representation. In: 4th International Summer School 2008, Venice, Italy, 7 September 2008 - 11 September 2008, 104-124.

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Attempto Controlled English (ACE) is a controlled natural language, i.e. a precisely defined subset of English that can automatically and unambiguously be translated into first-order logic. ACE may seem to be completely natural, but is actually a formal language, concretely it is a first-order logic language with an English syntax. Thus ACE is human and machine understandable. ACE was originally intended to specify software, but has since been used as a general knowledge representation language in several application domains, most recently for the semantic web. ACE is supported by a number of tools, predominantly by the Attempto Parsing Engine (APE) that translates ACE texts into Discourse Representation Structures (DRS), a variant of first-order logic. Other tools include the Attempto Reasoner RACE, the AceRules system, the ACE View plug-in for the Protégé ontology editor, AceWiki, and the OWL verbaliser.

Abstract

Attempto Controlled English (ACE) is a controlled natural language, i.e. a precisely defined subset of English that can automatically and unambiguously be translated into first-order logic. ACE may seem to be completely natural, but is actually a formal language, concretely it is a first-order logic language with an English syntax. Thus ACE is human and machine understandable. ACE was originally intended to specify software, but has since been used as a general knowledge representation language in several application domains, most recently for the semantic web. ACE is supported by a number of tools, predominantly by the Attempto Parsing Engine (APE) that translates ACE texts into Discourse Representation Structures (DRS), a variant of first-order logic. Other tools include the Attempto Reasoner RACE, the AceRules system, the ACE View plug-in for the Protégé ontology editor, AceWiki, and the OWL verbaliser.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture), 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
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Theoretical Computer Science
Physical Sciences > General Computer Science
Language:English
Event End Date:11 September 2008
Deposited On:12 Dec 2008 16:27
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 13:56
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:5224
ISBN:978-3-540-85656-6
Additional Information:4th International Summer School 2008, Venice, Italy, September 7-11, 2008, Tutorial Lectures
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85658-0_3
Related URLs:http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/book/978-3-540-85656-6

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