Generating Tailored Textual Summaries from Ontologies

  • Kalina Bontcheva
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11431053_36

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3532)
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Bontcheva K. (2005) Generating Tailored Textual Summaries from Ontologies. In: Gómez-Pérez A., Euzenat J. (eds) The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. ESWC 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3532. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


This paper presents the ONTOSUM system which uses Natural Language Generation (NLG) techniques to produce textual summaries from Semantic Web ontologies. The main contribution of this work is in showing how existing NLG tools can be adapted to Semantic Web ontologies, in a way which minimises the customisation effort while offering more diverse output than template-based ontology verbalisers. A novel dimension of this work is the focus on tailoring the summary formatting and length according to a device profile (e.g., mobile phone, Web browser). Another innovative idea is the use of ontology mapping for summary generation from different ontologies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalina Bontcheva
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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