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Concordia University
Montréal, Canada

Enhancing the Word Processor with Natural Language Processing Capabilities

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TitleEnhancing the Word Processor with Natural Language Processing Capabilities
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsGitzinger, T., and R. Witte
Conference NameNatural Language Processing resources, algorithms and tools for authoring aids
Date PublishedJune 1
Conference LocationMarrakech, Morocco
KeywordsSemantic Assistants, Semantic Desktop

Today's knowledger workers are often overwhelmed by the vast amount of readily available natural language documents that are potentially relevant for a given task. Natural language processing (NLP) and text mining techniques can deliver automated analysis support, but they are often not integrated into commonly used desktop clients, such as word processors. We present a plug-in for the word processor Writer that allows to access any kind of NLP analysis service mediated through a service-oriented architecture. Semantic Assistants can now provide services such as information extraction, question-answering, index generation, or automatic summarization directly within an end user's application.

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