Using an ontology to automatically generate questions for the determination of situations

Marten Teitsma, Jacobijn Sandberg, Martinus Maris, Bob Wielinga

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We investigate whether the automatic generation of questions from an ontology leads to a trustworthy determination of a situation. With our Situation Awareness Question Generator (SAQG) we automatically generate questions from an ontology. The experiment shows that people with no previous experience can characterize hectic situations rather fast and trustworthy. When humans are participating as a sensor to gather information it is important to use basic concepts of perception and thought.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase and expert systems applications
Subtitle of host publication22nd International Conference, DEXA 2011, Toulouse, France, August 29 - September 2, 2011, proceedings, part II
EditorsAbdelkader Hameurlain, Stephen W. Liddle, Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Xiaofang Zhou
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Electronic)9783642230912
ISBN (Print)9783642230905
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventDatabase and Expert Systems Applications: 22nd International Conference - Toulouse, France
Duration: 29 Aug 20112 Sept 2011

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceDatabase and Expert Systems Applications


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