International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems

NLDB 2010: Natural Language Processing and Information Systems pp 92-99

Semantic Enriching of Natural Language Texts with Automatic Thematic Role Annotation

  • Sven J. Körner
  • Mathias Landhäußer
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13881-2_9

Volume 6177 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Körner S.J., Landhäußer M. (2010) Semantic Enriching of Natural Language Texts with Automatic Thematic Role Annotation. In: Hopfe C.J., Rezgui Y., Métais E., Preece A., Li H. (eds) Natural Language Processing and Information Systems. NLDB 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6177. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper proposes an approach which utilizes natural language processing (NLP) and ontology knowledge to automatically denote the implicit semantics of textual requirements. Requirements documents include the syntax of natural language but not the semantics. Semantics are usually interpreted by the human user. In earlier work Gelhausen and Tichy showed that SalEOpen image in new window automatically creates UML domain models from (semantically) annotated textual specifications [1]. This manual annotation process is very time consuming and can only be carried out by annotation experts. We automate semantic annotation so that SalEOpen image in new window can be completely automated. With our approach, the analyst receives the domain model of a requirements specification in a very fast and easy manner. Using these concepts is the first step into farther automation of requirements engineering and software development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven J. Körner
    • 1
  • Mathias Landhäußer
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)