Evaluating an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface

Feikje Hielkema, Christopher Stuart Mellish, Peter Edwards

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Abstract

This paper describes an evaluation study of an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface for metadata creation. Although the results are encouraging, they are not as positive as those of a similar tool developed for the medical domain. We believe this may be due, not to the WYSIWYM interface, but to the complexity of the underlying ontologies and the fact that subjects were unfamiliar with them. We discuss the ways in which ontology development might be influenced by issues stemming from using an NLG approach for user access to data, and the effect these factors have on general usability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008)
Place of PublicationMorristown, NJ, USA
PublisherACL
Pages138-146
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event5th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008) - Salt Fork, Ohio, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 200814 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference5th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008)
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Fork, Ohio
Period12/06/0814/06/08

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Keywords

  • NLG
  • evaluation
  • WYSIWYM
  • ontology

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Hielkema, F., Mellish, C. S., & Edwards, P. (2008). Evaluating an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008) (pp. 138-146). Morristown, NJ, USA: ACL.

Evaluating an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface. / Hielkema, Feikje; Mellish, Christopher Stuart; Edwards, Peter.

Proceedings of the Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008). Morristown, NJ, USA : ACL, 2008. p. 138-146.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hielkema, F, Mellish, CS & Edwards, P 2008, Evaluating an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface. in Proceedings of the Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008). ACL, Morristown, NJ, USA, pp. 138-146, 5th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008) , Salt Fork, Ohio, United States, 12/06/08.
Hielkema F, Mellish CS, Edwards P. Evaluating an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008). Morristown, NJ, USA: ACL. 2008. p. 138-146
Hielkema, Feikje ; Mellish, Christopher Stuart ; Edwards, Peter. / Evaluating an ontology-driven WYSIWYM interface. Proceedings of the Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008). Morristown, NJ, USA : ACL, 2008. pp. 138-146
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