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Table 3 Examples of output used in Survey One

From: Automating generation of textual class definitions from OWL to English

Class label OWL axioms (Manchester syntax) Generated Natural Language Definition
22rv1 SubClassOf: ’cell line’
bearer_of some ’prostate carcinoma’
derives_from some ’Homo sapiens’
derives_from some prostate
A 22rv1 is a cell line. A 22rv1 is all of the following: something that is bearer of a prostate carcinoma, something that derives from a homo sapiens, and something that derives from a prostate.
HeLa SubClassOf: ’cell line’
bearer_of some ’cervical carcinoma’
derives_from some ’Homo sapiens’
derives_from some ’epithelial cell’
derives_from some cervix
A he la is a cell line. A he la is all of the following: something that is bearer of a cervical carcinoma, something that derives from a homo sapiens, something that derives from an epithelial cell, and something that derives from a cervix.
Ara-C-resistant murine leukemia SubClassOf: ’cell line’
has subclass b117h*
has subclass b140h*
A ara c resistant murine leukemia is a cell line. A b117h, and a b140h are kinds of ara c resistant murine leukemias.
GM18507 SubClassOf: ’cell line’
has_quality some male
derives_from some ’Homo sapiens’
derives_from some lymphoblast
A gm18507 is a cell line. A gm18507 is all of the following: something that has as quality a male, something that derives from a homo sapiens, and something that derives from a lymphoblast.
BDCM SubClassOf: ’cell line’ A bdcm is a cell line.
  1. Example of natural language definitions generated from corresponding OWL axioms from the first iteration (Survey 1). *Note: these subclass relations are placed on the subclasses but we illustrate them here for context.