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Talking to the Semantic Web: Query Interfaces to Ontologies for the Casual User

English title Talking to the Semantic Web: Query Interfaces to Ontologies for the Casual User
Applicant Bernstein Abraham
Number 111945
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Informatik Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Information Technology
Start/End 01.04.2006 - 31.03.2008
Approved amount 89'388.00
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Keywords (4)

semantic web; Natural Language Processing; Human-Computer; Human-Computer Interaction

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The Semantic Web presents the vision of a distributed, dynamically growing knowledge base founded on formal logic. Common users, however, seem to have problems even with the simplest Boolean expression. An often proposed solution to address this problem is the use of natural language for knowledge specification and querying. The development of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools, however, requires computationally intensive algorithms relying on large amounts of background knowledge making the tools highly domain-dependant and virtually inapplicable to new domains or applications.
The goal of the project „Talking to the Semantic Web: Query Interfaces to Ontologies for the Casual User“ is to investigate if this dichotomy between between full Natural Language Interfaces (NLIs) and formal query approaches can be addressed by the use of semi-formal query approaches.
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100149 High Precision Service Discovery 01.03.2004 Project funding (Div. I-III)

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