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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings No
Title GINO - A Guided Input Natural Language Ontology Editor
Organization Unit
  • Abraham Bernstein
  • Esther Kaufmann
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
Page Range 144 - 157
Event Title 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006)
Publisher Springer
Abstract Text The casual user is typically overwhelmed by the formal logic of the Semantic Web. The gap between the end user and the logic-based scaffolding has to be bridged if the Semantic Web's capabilities are to be utilized by the general public. This paper proposes that controlled natural languages offer one way to bridge the gap. We introduce GINO, a guided input natural language ontology editor that allows users to edit and query ontologies in a language akin to English. It uses a small static grammar, which it dynamically extends with elements from the loaded ontologies. The usability evaluation shows that GINO is well-suited for novice users when editing ontologies. We believe that the use of guided entry overcomes the habitability problem, which adversely affects most natural language systems. Additionally, the approach's dynamic grammar generation allows for easy adaptation to new ontologies.
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