An evaluation framework for controlled natural languages

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Abstract

This paper presents a general framework called ontographs that relies on a graphical notation and enables the tool-independent and reliable evaluation of human understandability of knowledge representation languages. An experiment with 64 participants is presented that applies this framework and compares a controlled natural language to a common formal language. The results show that the controlled natural language is easier to understand, needs less learning time, and is more accepted by its users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControlled Natural Language - Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Revised Papers
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
Volume5972 LNAI
ISBN (Print)3642144179, 9783642144172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009 - Marettimo Island, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 200910 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5972 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

ConferenceWorkshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009
CountryItaly
CityMarettimo Island
Period8/06/0910/06/09

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Kuhn, T. (2010). An evaluation framework for controlled natural languages. In Controlled Natural Language - Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Revised Papers (Vol. 5972 LNAI, pp. 1-20). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5972 LNAI). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14418-9_1
Kuhn, Tobias. / An evaluation framework for controlled natural languages. Controlled Natural Language - Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Revised Papers. Vol. 5972 LNAI Springer, 2010. pp. 1-20 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Kuhn, T 2010, An evaluation framework for controlled natural languages. in Controlled Natural Language - Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Revised Papers. vol. 5972 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 5972 LNAI, Springer, pp. 1-20, Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Marettimo Island, Italy, 8/06/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14418-9_1

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Controlled Natural Language - Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2009, Revised Papers. Vol. 5972 LNAI Springer, 2010. p. 1-20 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5972 LNAI).

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