Informatics, Balkan Conference in (2009)
Sept. 17, 2009 to Sept. 19, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/BCI.2009.32
The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is one of the fundamental blocks for realizing the Semantic Web vision, since it allows to represent probably the most difficult component of the latter; knowledge regarding the concepts of domain of discourse, i.e. ontologies. Unfortunately, its expressive power goes in hand with a rather verbose syntax, difficult to be understood by non-technical users, and thus leading to difficulties in validation and verification of the represented knowledge. A translation tool from OWL to some form of natural language could significantly assist users towards such tasks. Such a tool requires correctly interpreting the ontology constructs, representing highly nested ontologies, and forming logical sentences. This paper presents an innovative approach to directly translating RDF/XML based structured ontology into error free concise natural language text akin to English.
L. Gareva-Takasmanov and I. Sakellariou, "OWL for the Masses: From Structured OWL to Unstructured Technically-Neutral Natural Language," Informatics, Balkan Conference in(BCI), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009, pp. 260-265.