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Re: OWL "Sydney Syntax", structured english

From: Rolf Schwitter <rolfs@ics.mq.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 23:44:39 +1100
Message-ID: <003a01c71ac6$a1a9e020$cc076f89@ics.mq.edu.au>
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I read through all these emails about controlled natural languages and would 
like to make a remark about something that is missing in the discussion:

When you design a controlled natural language, then you have to think about 
the user inferface first. You have to provide a user interface which guides 
the writing process. I am convinced that this is possible, you can use text- 
and menu-based lookahead techniques which constrain the input of the user. 
By the way, these kinds of techniques have successfully been used in editors 
for programming languages. I suggest to write a definite clause grammar that 
bi-directionally translates a DL-equivalent controlled natural language into 
OWL Abstract Syntax (and vice versa) and use these lookahead techniques.

Rolf Schwitter
Received on Friday, 8 December 2006 15:14:23 UTC

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