Generating Referring Expressions with OWL2

Yuan Ren, Kees van Deemter, Jeff Z Pan

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The task of generating referring expressions, an important subtask of Natural Language Generation is to generate phrases that uniquely identify domain entities. Until recently, many GRE algorithms were developed using only simple and essentially home-made formalisms. Following the fast development of ontology-based systems, reinterpretations of GRE in terms of description logic have been studied. However, the quantifiers generated are still limited, not exceeding the works covered by existing GRE approaches. In this paper, we propose an DL-based approach to GRE that exploits the full power of OWL2 to generate referring expressions that goes beyond the expressivity of previous GRE algorithms. The potential of DL reasoning in GRE is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 International Workshop on Description Logics (DL2010)
EditorsVolker Haarslev, David Toman, Grant Weddell
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2010
EventThe 23rd International Workshop on Description Logics - Waterloo, Canada
Duration: 4 May 20107 May 2010
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


WorkshopThe 23rd International Workshop on Description Logics
Abbreviated titleDL 2010
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