A Pilot Experiment in Knowledge Authoring as Dialogue

Artemis Parvizi, Caroline Jay, Christopher Mellish, Jeff Z. Pan, Yuan Ren, Robert Stevens, Kees van Deemter

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This project aims to build an ontology authoring interface in which the user is engaged in a dialogue with the system in controlled natural language. To investigate what such a dialogue might be like, a layered annotation scheme is being developed for interactions between ontology authors and the Protégé ontology authoring environment. A pilot experiment has been conducted with ontology authors, which reveals the complexity of mapping between user-interface actions and acts that appear in natural language dialogues; it also suggests the addition of some unanticipated types of dialogue acts and points the way to some possible enhancements of the authoring interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013) -- Short Papers
EditorsAlexander Koller, Katrin Erk
Place of PublicationPotsdam, Germany
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2013
Event10th International Conference on Computational Semantics - University of Postdam, Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201322 Mar 2013


Conference10th International Conference on Computational Semantics
Abbreviated titleIWCS 2013
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