A Pilot Experiment in Knowledge Authoring as Dialogue

A Parvizi, C Jay, C Mellish, J Z Pan, Y Ren, R Stevens, Kees van Deemter

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    This project aims to build an ontology authoring interface in which the user is engaged in a dialogue with the system in controlled natural language. To investigate what such a dialogue might be like, a layered annotation scheme is being developed for interactions between ontology authors and the Protégé ontology authoring environment. A pilot experiment has been conducted with ontology authors, which reveals the complexity of mapping between user-interface actions and acts that appear in natural language dialogues; it also suggests the addition of some unanticipated types of dialogue acts and points the way to some possible enhancements of the authoring interface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication{Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013) - Short Papers}
    PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • ontology
    • user-interface
    • authoring


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