Christiansen, Henning2; Have, Christian Theil3; Tveitane, Knut3
Galia Angelova, Kalina Bontcheva, Ruslan Mitkov, Nicolas Nicolov, Nikolai Nikolov
1 The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University2 Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University3 IT-Universitetet i København
We investigate the possibilities for automated transition from Use Cases in a restricted natural language syntax into UML class diagrams, by trying to capture the semantics of the natural language and map it into building blocks of the object oriented programming paradigm (classes, objects, methods, properties etc.). Syntax and semantic analysis is done in a framework of Definite Clause Grammars extended with Constraint Handling Rules, which generalizes previous approaches with a direct way to express domain knowledge utilized in the interpretation process as well as stating explicit rules for pronoun resolution. The latter involves an improvement of earlier work on assumptions with time stamps.
International Conference: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing: Proceedings, 2007, p. 128-132
Main Research Area:
RANLP 2007, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing