JOWO'22 Tutorial

Generating text from ontologies in multiple languages

This page contains information and materials for the half-day tutorial on natural language generation with ontologies, by Maria Keet, with the University of Cape Town, and Zola Mahlaza, with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, at the Joint Ontology Workshops 2022. JOWO'22, which is an umbrella event with a collection of co-located workshops and tutorials on various aspect of ontologies, will take place at Jönköping University in Jönköping, Sweden, from 15-19 August 2022.

Tutorial venue and time
Friday 19 August 2022, 11:00-12:30 (part I, foundations) and 14:00-15:30 (part II, advanced topics). Both parts will be held in "room 2".

General Information

The principal aim is to introduce the participant to controlled natural languages (CNLs) and natural language generation (NLG). This will include also sub-topics such as key design decisions when verbalising ontologies and the knock-on effects of how the knowledge is represented in ontologies, multiple natural languages, architectures and examples of systems, and research challenges.

There will also be a hands-on part, where the participants will create templates for different types of axioms and for different purposes, apply them to an ontology of choice and one from the pre-selected ones, and reflect on evaluation of ontology verbalisation to obtain good quality sentences.

Intended audience
The intended audience are mainly postgraduate students and interested academics who would like to gain an appreciation of ontology verbalisation and NLG beyond repeating the limited low-hanging fruit.
Background/prerequisites: participants will gain more from the tutorial if they have a basic foundation in ontologies and OWL.

Tutorial material
The course material consists of:

Supplementary material

Annotated other resources you may find of interest:
Contact information
Maria Keet: mkeet -at-
Zola Mahlaza: z.mahlaza -at-