How controlled english can improve semantic wikis

Tobias Kuhn*

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The motivation of semantic wikis is to make acquisition, maintenance, and mining of formal knowledge simpler, faster, and more flexible. However, most existing semantic wikis have a very technical interface and are restricted to a relatively low level of expressivity. In this paper, we explain how AceWiki uses controlled English - concretely Attempto Controlled English (ACE) - to provide a natural and intuitive interface while supporting a high degree of expressivity. We introduce recent improvements of the AceWiki system and user studies that indicate that AceWiki is usable and useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Semantic Wiki Workshop (SemWiki 2009) - Hersonissos, Greece
Duration: 1 Jun 20091 Jun 2009


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