A multilingual semantic wiki based on attempto controlled english and grammatical framework

Kaarel Kaljurand, Tobias Kuhn

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Abstract

We describe a semantic wiki system with an underlying controlled natural language grammar implemented in Grammatical Framework (GF). The grammar restricts the wiki content to a well-defined subset of Attempto Controlled English (ACE), and facilitates a precise bidirectional automatic translation between ACE and language fragments of a number of other natural languages, making the wiki content accessible multilingually. Additionally, our approach allows for automatic translation into the Web Ontology Language (OWL), which enables automatic reasoning over the wiki content. The developed wiki environment thus allows users to build, query and view OWL knowledge bases via a user-friendly multilingual natural language interface. As a further feature, the underlying multilingual grammar is integrated into the wiki and can be collaboratively edited to extend the vocabulary of the wiki or even customize its sentence structures. This work demonstrates the combination of the existing technologies of Attempto Controlled English and Grammatical Framework, and is implemented as an extension of the existing semantic wiki engine AceWiki.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web: Semantics and Big Data - 10th International Conference, ESWC 2013, Proceedings
Pages427-441
Number of pages15
Volume7882 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on The Semantic Web: Semantics and Big Data, ESWC 2013 - Montpellier, France
Duration: 26 May 201330 May 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7882 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on The Semantic Web: Semantics and Big Data, ESWC 2013
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period26/05/1330/05/13

Keywords

  • Attempto Controlled English
  • controlled natural language
  • Grammatical Framework
  • multilinguality
  • semantic wiki

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