Typeful Ontologies with Direct Multilingual Verbalization
Paper in proceedings, 2012

We have developed a methodology for the representation of ontologies in a strictly typed language with dependent types. The methodology is supported by an experiment where we translated SUMO (Suggested Upper-Merged Ontology) to GF (Grammatical Framework). The representation of SUMO in GF preserves the expressivity of the original ontology, adding to this the advantages of a type system and built-in support for natural language generation. SUMO is the largest open-source ontology describing over 10,000 concepts and the relations between them, along with a number of first-order axioms, which are further on used in performing automated reasoning on the ontology. GF is a type-theoretical grammar formalism mainly used for natural language applications. Through the logical framework that it incorporates, GF allows a consistent ontology representation, and thanks to its grammatical features the ontology is directly verbalized in a number of controlled natural languages.

knowledge representation

automated reasoning

ontologies

natural language generation

type theory

Author

Krasimir Angelov

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Computing Science (Chalmers)

Ramona Enache

University of Gothenburg

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 7175 1-20

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Computer Science

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-31175-8_1

ISBN

978-3-642-31174-1

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10/8/2017