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EPSRC Reference: GR/S26408/01
Title: Natural Language Service Composition
Principal Investigator: Weir, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Keller, Dr WR Wakeman, Professor I
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Department: Sch of Engineering and Informatics
Organisation: University of Sussex
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2003 Ends: 31 March 2007 Value (£): 238,773
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Artificial Intelligence Comput./Corpus Linguistics
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Creative Industries Information Technologies
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The pervasive computing environment of the future will provide a wide variety of services within the network. The value of such services will be greatly enhanced if the user is able to tailor her computing environment by composing services. We propose investigate how natural language processing (NLP) techniques can help make service composition a possibility for non-techn users. We focus on the development of an interactive service composition tool that uses a NL interface. Services advert themselves to a service directory that will develop an ontology of services. This can be exploited to constrain the discourse dom in which users describe new features. The interface will guide the user to an unambiguous expression of the new feature that can mapped onto a standard component architecture of services. The project concerns the practical viability of NLP technology and evaluation is a key concern. Development will be guided by a realistic corpus of feature descriptions obtained from a pool of n technical users, and by usability trials testing the viability of the approach. The final phases of the project will involve an evaluatior the completed system.
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