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Interpreting singular definite descriptions in database queries

Genevieve Berry-Rogghe
1985 Proceedings of the second conference on European chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics -   unpublished
Some proposals are made for assessing the uniqueness claim of the singular definite article in the context of retrieval from a relational database.  ...  The paper examines some of the characteristic features of natural language interaction with a database system and its implications for the processing of singular definite descriptions.  ...  A natural language query to a relational database is usually translated into a query language based on the relationsl calculus and the singular definite article is represented by the existential quantifier  ... 
doi:10.3115/976931.976962 fatcat:x7xwgiylffgzhja6h2p6acyvci

Audio retrieval by latent perceptual indexing

Shiva Sundaram, Shrikanth Narayanan
2008 Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing  
We present a query-by-example audio retrieval framework by indexing audio clips in a generic database as points in a latent perceptual space.  ...  By singular-value decomposition of this matrix, each audio clip of the database is mapped into a a point in the latent perceptual space. This is used for indexing the retrieval system.  ...  This makes it is easier to resolve particular aspects of descriptions of audio by including appropriate keywords in the query.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2008.4517543 dblp:conf/icassp/SundaramN08 fatcat:ht3yvcc3a5d4jonjcdfebav5p4

Conversational querying

Yannis E. Ioannidis, Stratis D. Viglas
2006 Information Systems  
In this paper, we present an effective mechanism that allows a user to interact with a database system in a way similar to the way humans converse.  ...  The results have been encouraging, especially when semantic knowledge from the schema is exploited, laying a potential foundation for conversational querying in databases. r  ...  Without them, the presented results would be substantially poorer in quality.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.is.2004.09.002 fatcat:xnkqej3vhrbefa3kukrz4r64ci

Concerning Referring Expressions in Query Answers

Alexander Borgida, David Toman, Grant Weddell
2017 Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
In the context of a query over a first order knowledge base, referring expressions to answers are usually constant symbols.  ...  This paper motivates and initiates the exploration of allowing more general formulas, called singular referring expressions, to replace constants in this role.  ...  interpretation of a knowledge base.  ... 
doi:10.24963/ijcai.2017/668 dblp:conf/ijcai/BorgidaTW17 fatcat:3gbwov4xr5cmfojubut2jvxwnu

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  
In this project the use of ontologies is proposed as a means for making the interface portable to different databases, contributing in this manner to facilitate the configuration task for this type of  ...  to databases via Internet.  ...  The new architecture of the natural language query processing system for Web databases is shown in Fig. 2 .  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36456-0_52 fatcat:mkoja5bb6fapbacgko5md62dpy

Page 139 of Computational Linguistics Vol. 16, Issue 3 [page]

1990 Computational Linguistics  
DEFINITE DESCRIPTIONS Plural definite descriptions are handled in a parallel fashion to their singular counterparts, except that the restriction employs subset in a similar way to plural pronouns.  ...  However, the CLE external context interface (Section 5.2) allows collec- tions, such as the set of answers to a database query, to be included in the model. 4.10 UNBOUND ANAPHORIC TERMS When an argument  ... 

Natural language grammars for an information system

Luis de Sopeña
1983 SIGIR Forum  
It provides non DP-trained people with a tool to introduce, query, manipulate and analyse the data stored in a Relational Database via natural language.  ...  The User Specialty Languages (USL) System is an applications independent natural language interface to a Relational Database System.  ...  query language of System R.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1013230.511803 fatcat:lil45elrjng45jmw52c7a4dgj4

Restricted inflectional form generation in management of morphological keyword variation

Kimmo Kettunen, Eija Airio, Kalervo Järvelin
2007 Information retrieval (Boston)  
However, in both approaches the idea is to turn many inflectional word forms to a single lemma or stem both in the database index and in queries. This means extra effort in creating database indexes.  ...  GERTWOL (Morphological Transducer Lexicon Description of German)  ...  Forms of genitive are quite rare in the corpus, definite singular genitive being the most common form.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10791-007-9030-z fatcat:z7osdhwmabckdixrofhdl6xjpy

Simplified Approach for Data Warehouse Quality Measurement

Md. Ilyas Khan, Dr. R. K. Singh, P.K. Dey
2010 International Journal of Computer Applications  
This definition provides less insight and depth than Mr. Inmon's, but is no less accurate. A database designed to support decision making in an organization.  ...  Normally, data here is stored in a singular, globally acceptable fashion (Such as RDB, or OODB) [5] .  ... 
doi:10.5120/1689-2091 fatcat:m7jcowgnwre6hiu3qy7u2awjbe

Rule based Domain Specific Semantic Analysis for Natural Language Interface for Database

Probin Anand, Zuber Farooqui
2017 International Journal of Computer Applications  
They need to use SQL for data definition, data manipulation, or data control. However, most of the users who need to extract data from a database are not technical experts.  ...  In this paper, I will show you how to develop an effective and simple interface for a non-technical user to interact with their database in their natural language.  ...  in Tabular Form Rule definition Query Term(Rule Symbol) 1 select Select Choose Select Show Select Extract Select Table 3 : POS Tag Abbreviation and meaning 3 Abbreviation Detail NN Noun, singular or  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2017913502 fatcat:ayhtcuhrsvaizj3i6jyuiwx3ii

Linear approximation of planar spatial databases using transitive-closure logic

Floris Geerts, Bart Kuijpers
2000 Proceedings of the nineteenth ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART symposium on Principles of database systems - PODS '00  
suffices to express the approximation query in an effective manner.  ...  This result together with our first result implies that this extension of transitive-closure logic can express all computable topological queries on arbitrary spatial databases in the plane.  ...  PRELIMINARIES AND DEFINITIONS In this section, we define spatial databases and the standard first-order query language for spatial databases.  ... 
doi:10.1145/335168.335215 dblp:conf/pods/GeertsK00 fatcat:yacih2vhkjbd5i3bspdfhvdi74

Putting People's Common Sense into Knowledge Bases of Household Robots [chapter]

Lars Kunze, Moritz Tenorth, Michael Beetz
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present a system that converts commonsense knowledge from the large Open Mind Indoor Common Sense database from natural language into a Description Logic representation that allows for automated reasoning  ...  We believe that this is one of the reasons why they perform poorly in comparison to humans.  ...  This work is supported in part within the DFG excellence initiative research cluster Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys), see also www.cotesys.org.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16111-7_17 fatcat:dgqjzjpncvdfjhglhckxh5uxdy

Interpretation of Possessive and Reflexive-Possessive Pronouns of Bulgarian Language in DATR [chapter]

Velislava Stoykova
2014 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The paper presents a formal interpretation of possessive and reflexivepossessive pronouns in Bulgarian language using non-monotonic approach to formal logical representation.  ...  The proposed encoding combines non-monotonic orthogonal semantic networks hierarchical representation and relational database approach.  ...  Here and elsewhere in the description we use Latin alphabet to present morphemes instead of Cyrillic.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44654-6_52 fatcat:pq4sawm47zdrrgfioqjtlhuir4

Ontology assisted query reformulation using the semantic and assertion capabilities of OWL-DL ontologies

Kamran Munir, Mohammed Odeh, Richard McClatchey
2008 Proceedings of the 2008 international symposium on Database engineering & applications - IDEAS '08  
., Odeh, M. ed and McClatchey, R. (2008) Ontology assisted query reformulation using the semantic and assertion capabilities of OWL-DL ontologies.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the EU in funding this work and the valuable assistance of all partners in the Health-e-Child project, with special thanks to colleagues  ...  working for UWE at CERN, Geneva and colleagues at UWE, Bristol in particular Dr Peter Bloodsworth.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1451940.1451953 dblp:conf/ideas/MunirOM08 fatcat:xbhh76wdrvcbdhngcepeb4vnui

A User Interface for Emergent Semantics in Image Databases [chapter]

Simone Santini, Amarnath Gupta, Ramesh Jain
1999 Database Semantics  
With our definition, meaning is no longer a characteristic of the image that is extracted and compared in the querying process. Meaning is a product of the query process.  ...  In this paper, we discuss image semantics and the repercussions that its correct definition have on the design of image databases.  ...  INTRODUCTION In this paper we propose a new theory of image semantics, and study some of the consequences of the new definition on image databases.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35561-0_9 fatcat:zhlml4b4fzeg3lt7pzlpy56x4a
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