KIT | KIT-Bibliothek | Impressum
DOI: 10.1145/3194104.3194108

Semi-Automatic Generation of Active Ontologies from Web Forms for Intelligent Assistants [in press]

Blersch, Martin; Landhäußer, Mathias; Mayer, Thomas

Intelligent assistants are getting more and more important every day. A popular method for creating intelligent assistants is modeling the domain (and thus the assistant's capabilities) as Active Ontology. Adding new functionalities requires extending the ontologies or even building new ones; as of today, this process is manual. We describe an automated method for creating Active Ontologies for arbitrary web forms. Our approach leverages methods from natural language processing and data mining to synthesize the needed ontologies. Furthermore, our tool generates the code needed to process user input. We evaluate the generated Active Ontologies in three case studies using web forms of the three domains airfare, automobile, and book search taken from the UIUC Web Integration Repository. First, we examine how much of the generation process can be automated and how well the approach identifies domain concepts and their relations. Second, we test how well the generated Active Ontologies handle end-user input to perform the desired actions.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-1-4503-5723-4
KITopen ID: 1000080906
Erschienen in RAISE’18: IEEE/ACM 6th International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 27th 2018
KIT – Die Forschungsuniversität in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft KITopen Landing Page