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Re: OWL "Sydney Syntax"

From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:52:45 -0500
Message-ID: <1e89d6a40611280452h709e7391ua0bfb83c6913247d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Kaarel Kaljurand" <kaljurand@gmail.com>, public-owl-dev@w3.org
Hi Karel, Anne & All --

Folks interested in controlled English for OWL may also be interested in a
system that supports uncontrolled, open vocabulary, largely open syntax
English -- for OWL and other deductive purposes.

It's online at the site below.

Some OWLish examples are:






There's also an non-OWL ontology example


You are cordially invited to use a browser to write and run your own

Thanks for comments,   -- Adrian

Internet Business Logic (R)
Executable open vocabulary English
Online at www.reengineeringllc.com
                                Shared use is free
Adrian Walker
Phone: USA 860 830 2085

On 11/25/06, Kaarel Kaljurand <kaljurand@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> On 11/22/06, Anne Cregan <annec@cse.unsw.edu.au> wrote:
> >
> > Following on from Manchester's lead and the proposed "Manchester Syntax"
> > which was presented at OWL-ED 2006,
> > there was some discussion as to the possibility of an extension of this
> > approach, using whole English sentences with a controlled vocabulary
> > to comprise a syntax which is more intuitively natural for
> non-logicians,
> > AND has a precise DL semantics.
> what you describe is also one of our goals in the Attempto project
> (see: http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/attempto/). We have recently implemented
> a program
> that converts OWL ontologies into Attempto Controlled English (ACE), see:
> http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/attempto/documentation/OWL_to_ACE/
> This should give an overview of what we think the controlled natural
> language for
> expressing OWL should be like. Our claim is that an average user can grasp
> the contents of an ontology better if it was presented in ACE rather than
> visualized by Protege or similar editors. (We haven't done any experiments
> yet to back this up.)
> There is also a description of how to convert ACE texts into OWL:
> http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/attempto/documentation/writing_owl_in_ace.html
> I hope this work contributes to your work.
> Comments welcome.
> --
> kaarel
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