Enhancing the OpenOffice.org Word Processor with Natural Language Processing Capabilities


Abstract

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 OpenOffice.org 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.

Reference

Thomas Gitzinger and René Witte. Enhancing the OpenOf?ce.org Word Processor with Natural Language Processing Capabilities. Natural Language Processing resources, algorithms and tools for authoring aids, Workshop at LREC 2008, June 1st, 2008, Marrakech, Morocco.



Bibtex entry (also for download):

@InProceedings{giwi08,
  author =       {Thomas Gitzinger and Ren\'{e} Witte},
  title =        {{Enhancing the OpenOffice.org Word Processor with 
                   Natural Language Processing Capabilities}},
  booktitle =    {Natural Language Processing resources, algorithms 
                  and tools for authoring aids},
  month =        {June 1},
  year =         {2008},
  address =      {Marrakech, Morocco}
}

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Software

The OpenOffice.org plug-in described in this paper is available as open source software.

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