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Levels of organisation in ontology verbalisation

Williams, Sandra; Third, Allan and Power, Richard (2011). Levels of organisation in ontology verbalisation. In: 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 28-30 September 2011, Nancy, France.

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The SWAT TOOLS ontology verbaliser generates a hierarchically organised hypertext designed for easy comprehension and navigation. The document structure, inspired by encyclopedias and glossaries, is organised at a number of levels. At the top level, a heading is generated for every concept in the ontology; at the next level, each entry is subdivided into logically-based headings like ‘Definition’ and ‘Examples’; at the next, sentences are aggregated when they have parts in common; at the lowest level, phrases are hyperlinked to concept headings. One consequence of this organisation is that some statements are repeated because they are relevant to more than one entry; this means that the text is longer than one in which statements are simply listed. This trade-off between organisation and brevity is investigated in a user study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetG033579/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Not SetG032459/1ESPRC
Extra Information: Proceedings of the 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG),
pages 158–163,
Nancy, France, September 2011.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29705
Depositing User: Sandra Williams
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 08:05
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 10:31
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