Automating Generation of Textual Class Definitions from OWL to English

R Stevens, J Malone, S Williams, R Power, A Third

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    Text definitions for entities within bio-ontologies are a cornerstone of the effort to gain a consensus in understanding and usage of those ontologies.Writing these definitions is, however, a considerable effort and there is often a lag between specification of the main part of an ontology (logical descriptions and definitions of entities) and the development of the text-based definitions. The goal of natural language generation (NLG) from ontologies is to take the logical description of entities and generate fluent natural language. The application described here uses NLG to automatically provide text-based definitions from an ontology that has logical descriptions of its entities, so avoiding the bottleneck of authoring these definitions by hand.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Bio-ontologies SIG; Co-located with ISMB, Boston, MA, USA
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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