Querying Ontologies: A Controlled English Interface for End-Users

  title={Querying Ontologies: A Controlled English Interface for End-Users},
  author={Abraham Bernstein and Esther Kaufmann and Anne G{\"o}hring and Christoph Kiefer},
  booktitle={International Semantic Web Conference},
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 expressions. As queries from web search engines show, the great majority of users simply do not use Boolean expressions. So how can we help users to query a web of logic that they do not seem to understand? We address this problem by presenting a natural language interface to semantic web querying. The… CONTINUE READING
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