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From Natural Language Definitions to Knowledge Bases Axioms

  • Matteo Casu
  • Armando Tacchella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6934)

Abstract

In this paper we propose to assist ontology development in the case of simple dictionary-like definitions discussing a system which translates natural language definitions into logical formulas and providing a partial translation from first-order formulas into Description Logics formulas. We compared our approach with other existing state-of-the-art tools using different sets of dictionary-like sentences, obtaining some preliminary but encouraging results.

Keywords

Description Logic Equivalent Formula Partial Translation Discourse Representation Theory Enterprise Application Integration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Casu
    • 1
  • Armando Tacchella
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di GenovaItaly

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