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Planning accessible explanations for entailments in OWL ontologies

Nguyen, Tu Anh T.; Power, Richard; Piwek, Paul and Williams, Sandra (2012). Planning accessible explanations for entailments in OWL ontologies. In: 7th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2012), 30 May-1 June 2012, Utica, IL, USA, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 110–114.

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A useful enhancement of an NLG system for verbalising ontologies would be a module capable of explaining undesired entailments of the axioms encoded by the developer. This task raises interesting issues of content planning. One approach, useful as a baseline, is simply to list the subset of axioms relevant to inferring the entailment; however, in many cases it will still not be obvious, even to OWL experts, why the entailment follows. We suggest an approach in which further statements are added in order to construct a proof tree, with every step based on a relatively simple deduction rule of known difficulty; we also describe an empirical study through which the difficulty of these simple deduction patterns has been measured.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetSWAT project (Semantic Web Authoring Tool), supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 34071
Depositing User: Tu Nguyen
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 14:25
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 10:41
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