OntoVerbal: a generic tool and practical application to SNOMED CT

Liang, Shao Fen, Scott, Donia, Stevens, Robert and Rector, Alan (2013) OntoVerbal: a generic tool and practical application to SNOMED CT. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 4 (6). pp. 227-239. ISSN 2158-107X

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Ontology development is a non-trivial task requiring expertise in the chosen ontological language. We propose a method for making the content of ontologies more transparent by presenting, through the use of natural language generation, naturalistic descriptions of ontology classes as textual paragraphs. The method has been implemented in a proof-of-concept system, OntoVerbal, that automatically generates paragraph-sized textual descriptions of ontological classes expressed in OWL. OntoVerbal has been applied to ontologies that can be loaded into Protégé and been evaluated with SNOMED CT, showing that it provides coherent, well-structured and accurate textual descriptions of ontology classes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ontology verbalisation; natural language generation; OWL; SNOMED CT.
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
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Depositing User: Donia Scott
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 11:39
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 06:31
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45812

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