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SCADA-NLI: A Natural Language Query and Control Interface for Distributed Systems

Hao Wu, Chunshan Shen, Zhuangzhuang He, Yongmei Wang, Xinyuan Xu
2021 IEEE Access  
interface, to solve the design problem of natural language interactive interface in the complex uncertain language environment.  ...  natural language interface for many fields should be studied.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3083540 fatcat:gvzq2rbzkva2bl3f3swm7ujz34

A data management strategy for transportable natural language interfaces

Julia A. Johnson, Richard S. Rosenberg
1995 International Journal of Intelligent Systems  
In our work we provide a new solution by applying a conceptual model for database schema design to the design of a portable natural language interface.  ...  They include an overall design for a transportable natural language interface, specification of the interfaces between the NLI and the DMS, heuristics for solving the linguistic problems previously introduced  ...  Automatically Generating the Formal Database Query Our design for a portable natural language interface is based on two conjectures each of which needs to be further explored.  ... 
doi:10.1002/int.4550100902 fatcat:7oncdskesbg7doiury4kpnpwsu

A comparative survey of recent natural language interfaces for databases

Katrin Affolter, Kurt Stockinger, Abraham Bernstein
2019 The VLDB journal  
Over the last few years natural language interfaces (NLI) for databases have gained significant traction both in academia and industry.  ...  In addition to providing a systematic analysis of the major systems, we derive lessons learned that are vital for designing NLIs that can answer a wide range of user questions.  ...  NaLIX (Natural Language Interface to XML) NaLIX [38] is an interactive NLI for querying an XML database with XQuery.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00778-019-00567-8 fatcat:cprffdwdgvdflfyfobsirmqwgm

A Portable Natural Language Interface for Diverse Databases Using Ontologies [chapter]

Antonio Zárate, Rodolfo Pazos, Alexander Gelbukh, Isabel Padrón
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The first results of a project for developing a natural language interface to databases are presented, which is an extension of a larger project aimed at developing user interfaces for facilitating access  ...  In this paper the conceptual architecture of a natural language interface to databases on the Internet is described as well as the development attained.  ...  A solution for the problem of enabling any user to express a data query easily is natural language interfaces to databases (NLIDB's).  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36456-0_52 fatcat:mkoja5bb6fapbacgko5md62dpy

Natural Language Interfaces: What Is the Problem? – A Data-Driven Quantitative Analysis [chapter]

Philipp Cimiano, Michael Minock
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
While qualitative analyses of the problems involved in building natural language interfaces (NLIs) have been available, a quantitative grounding in empirical data has been missing.  ...  We fill this gap by providing a quantitative analysis on the basis of the Geobase dataset. We hope that this analysis can guide further research in NLIs.  ...  Introduction So far, there has been an impressive amount of research on natural language interfaces (NLIs), i.e. on interfaces allowing users to interact with a certain information system in natural language  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12550-8_16 fatcat:fqbzp7d4dzdbrp6ecu4cxdtsay

SpatialNLI

Jingjing Li, Wenlu Wang, Wei-Shinn Ku, Yingtao Tian, Haixun Wang
2019 Proceedings of the 27th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - SIGSPATIAL '19  
A natural language interface (NLI) to databases is an interface that translates a natural language question to a structured query that is executable by database management systems (DBMS).  ...  With our spatial comprehension model and information injection, our NLI for the spatial domain, named SpatialNLI, is able to capture the semantic structure of the question and translate it to the corresponding  ...  DCS+L [26] and [4] introduce tree structure for input natural language to solve this problem.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3347146.3359069 dblp:conf/gis/LiWKTW19 fatcat:l5ydot4dr5ejhnq5zjgx7ud7xq

FlowSense: A Natural Language Interface for Visual Data Exploration within a Dataflow System

Bowen Yu, Claudio T. Silva
2019 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
In this work we design FlowSense, a natural language interface for dataflow visualization systems that utilizes state-of-the-art natural language processing techniques to assist dataflow diagram construction  ...  It explicitly presents recognized dataset and diagram special utterances to the user for dataflow context awareness.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank BlindData.com for providing the user study dataset.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2019.2934668 pmid:31443010 fatcat:iwgiisiacrgxjgzshhqvwilob4

Realization of natural language interfaces using lazy functional programming

Richard A. Frost
2006 ACM Computing Surveys  
THE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING NATURAL-LANGUAGE INTERFACES (NLIS) Natural-language interfaces are found in many applications e.g. database-query and information-retrieval systems, language-translation systems  ...  Although this may be a little frustrating for some, it does allow the definitions to be easily read by others with less experience of this particular lazy functional programming.  ...  based natural-language interfaces (NLIs).  ... 
doi:10.1145/1177352.1177353 fatcat:6i7z77bfqrfihctj6ee2xh4km4

A Principled Framework for Constructing Natural Language Interfaces To Temporal Databases [article]

Ion Androutsopoulos
1996 arXiv   pre-print
Most existing natural language interfaces to databases (NLIDBs) were designed to be used with "snapshot" database systems, that provide very limited facilities for manipulating time-dependent data.  ...  Finally, I present and prove the correctness of a method to translate from TOP to TSQL2, TSQL2 being a temporal extension of the SQL-92 database language.  ...  The work that this thesis reports was supported by a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, to which I am grateful.  ... 
arXiv:cmp-lg/9609004v1 fatcat:qvasfgnanjc4zkj6m7yscvrbyy

From API to NLI: A New Interface for Library Reuse [article]

Qi Shen, Shijun Wu, Yanzhen Zou, Zixiao Zhu, Bing Xie
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The evaluation shows our tool can generate a high-quality natural language interface and save half of the coding time for newcomers to solve real-world programming tasks.  ...  Under the framework, users can reuse library functionalities with a high-level, automatically-generated NLI (Natural Language Interface) instead of the detailed API elements.  ...  Acknowledgment This paper is supported by National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (No. 61525201) and General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (61972006).  ... 
arXiv:2007.03305v1 fatcat:2yl43mvkebactbl3sdgc6q2dbe

IR-NLI II: applying man-machine interaction and artificial intelligence conceptsto information retrieval

G. Brajnik, G. Guida, C. Tasso
1988 Proceedings of the 11th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '88  
This paper addresses the problem of building expert interfaces to information retrieval systems.  ...  In fact, for an expert interface to be effective and natural, it is important to be able to tailor interaction style and content according to the salient features of each individual user (e.g., educational  ...  An gxpert interface is an interface whose task is to cooperate with a casual user in utilizing a complex artificial system needed for the solution of the user problem.  ... 
doi:10.1145/62437.62479 dblp:conf/sigir/BrajnikGT88 fatcat:e4ncygwzovbfnpahlksazbzgg4

Using Natural Language Interfaces [chapter]

W OGDEN, P BERNICK
1997 Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction  
Natural Language Versus Other Interface Designs A first issue concerns the question of whether a natural language would really be any better for an interface than a formal artificial language designed  ...  The next section will look at what users expect a natural language to be. Design Issues Several laboratory experiments have been conducted to answer particular design issues concerning NLIs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-044481862-1/50073-x fatcat:wyj2mmxsqffitihmqko7dsgczi

Using Natural Language Interfaces [chapter]

William C. Ogden, Philip Bernick
1997 Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction  
Natural Language Versus Other Interface Designs A first issue concerns the question of whether a natural language would really be any better for an interface than a formal artificial language designed  ...  The next section will look at what users expect a natural language to be. Design Issues Several laboratory experiments have been conducted to answer particular design issues concerning NLIs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-044481862-1.50073-x fatcat:a4dwkbdx5fdcheshb6nxwt46ce

Natural language interface for information management on mobile devices

L. Zhou
2007 Behavior and Information Technology  
A natural language interface (NLI) enables the ease-of-use of information systems in performing sophisticated human -computer interaction.  ...  To minimize any technical difficulties arising from developing and improving the usability of NLI systems we develop general principles for NLI design, which fills in a gap in the literature.  ...  A database system equipped with an NLI can directly interpret a natural language query instead of a specialised database query.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01449290500402726 fatcat:k6hau23dxzayree5valbepav6e

KBMS Requirements of Knowledge-Based Systems [chapter]

Matthias Jarke, Bernd Neumann, Yannis Vassiliou, Wolfgang Wahlster
1989 Topics in Information Systems  
The customer is taken to be the developer of knowledgebased application systems, such as rule-based expert systems, natural language interfaces, vision systems, and design support environments.  ...  This overview paper provides a customer perspective of the requirements for knowledge base management systems.  ...  The general problem of getting computers to understand natural language is far from being solved.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-83397-7_17 fatcat:ri5nbchlhzdrlfdwfspjginph4
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