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Structuring Natural Language to Query Language: A Review

B. Nethravathi, G. Amitha, A. Saruka, T. P. Bharath, S. Suyagya
2020 Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research  
SQL (Structured Query Language) is a structured language for specialized purposes used to communicate with the data stored in a database management system.  ...  In order to address this constraint, we have analyzed the existing models in Natural Language Processing, which convert a native-language query into an SQL query.  ...  Natural Language Interface to DataBase (NLIDB) has problems regarding language (language similarity) and domain behavior. The actual problem with NLIDBs is sequential translation.  ... 
doi:10.48084/etasr.3873 fatcat:wykvzqmpnzdm7e6po64niuxlbi

Frameworks for Querying Databases Using Natural Language: A Literature Review [article]

Hafsa Shareef Dar, M.Ikramullah Lali, Moin Ul Din, Khalid Mahmood Malik, Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
2019 arXiv   pre-print
A Natural Language Interface (NLI) facilitates users to pose queries to retrieve information from a database without using any artificial language such as the Structured Query Language (SQL).  ...  Moreover, many issues have been explored including configuration complexity, processing of intensive algorithms, and popularity of relational databases, due to which translating natural language to database  ...  It has been especially designed to address the portability issue of NLIDB (Natural Language Interface to Database) from one domain to another without customizing the tool manually and automatically generating  ... 
arXiv:1909.01822v1 fatcat:brhl73u3jjbx3owfalmpiaopcm

A Domain and Language Construct based Mapping to Convert Natural Language Query to SQL

Alka Malik, Rahul Rishi
2015 International Journal of Computer Applications  
End user is required to issue SQL query to retrieve information from the database.  ...  Database management systems (DBMS) have been widely used for storing and retrieving data. However, databases are often hard to use since their interface is quite rigid in cooperating with users.  ...  Questions entered in natural language translated into a statement in a formal query language.  ... 
doi:10.5120/20325-2444 fatcat:vdjjmag3ajhjpougqjkguopc7a

A Model of a Generic Natural Language Interface for Querying Database

Hanane Bais, Mustapha Machkour, Lahcen Koutti
2016 International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications  
But without any help, computers can't understand this language; that is why it is essential to develop an interface able to translate user's query given in NL into an equivalent one in Database Query Language  ...  This paper presents a model of a generic natural language query interface for querying database.  ...  The idea to express logical Queries in XML form has the advantage of being independent of both the database language and natural language.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijisa.2016.02.05 fatcat:5ozmmnlmc5dylkpzuku6kxyg7m

Natural language querying in SAP-ERP platform

Diptikalyan Saha, Neelamadhav Gantayat, Senthil Mani, Barry Mitchell
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 11th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering - ESEC/FSE 2017  
With the omnipresence of mobile devices coupled with recent advances in automatic speech recognition capabilities, there has been a growing demand for natural language query (NLQ) interface to retrieve  ...  We present the effectiveness of the natural language query interface on a set of questions given by a set of SAP practitioners.  ...  In this work, our aim is to build a Natural Language Query Interface to the SAP-ERP system.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3106237.3117765 dblp:conf/sigsoft/SahaGMM17 fatcat:pn6lvtmy3nfxvd2lw5rwqe46zi


Fuat Basik, Benjamin Hättasch, Amir Ilkhechi, Arif Usta, Shekar Ramaswamy, Prasetya Utama, Nathaniel Weir, Carsten Binnig, Ugur Cetintemel
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Management of Data - SIGMOD '18  
In this demo, we present DBPal, a novel data exploration tool with a natural language interface.  ...  DBPal leverages recent advances in deep models to make query understanding more robust in the following ways: First, DBPal uses novel machine translation models to translate natural language statements  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research is funded in part by NSF Awards IIS-1526639 and IIS-1514491, as well as gifts from Google.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3183713.3193562 dblp:conf/sigmod/BasikHIURUWBC18 fatcat:dgjqy2ac4jguxnsfj5qziybzpy

Recent Advances in SQL Query Generation: A Survey [article]

Jovan Kalajdjieski, Martina Toshevska, Frosina Stojanovska
2020 arXiv   pre-print
With the rise of deep learning techniques, there is extensive ongoing research in designing a suitable natural language interface to relational databases.  ...  This survey aims to overview some of the latest methods and models proposed in the area of SQL query generation from natural language.  ...  METHODS With the rise of deep learning techniques, there is extensive ongoing research in designing a suitable natural language interface to relational databases.  ... 
arXiv:2005.07667v1 fatcat:ilxq5lc4yvfz7lmtb5kedtrdzy

DBPal: Weak Supervision for Learning a Natural Language Interface to Databases [article]

Nathaniel Weir, Andrew Crotty, Alex Galakatos, Amir Ilkhechi, Shekar Ramaswamy, Rohin Bhushan, Ugur Cetintemel, Prasetya Utama, Nadja Geisler, Benjamin Hättasch, Steffen Eger, Carsten Binnig
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This paper describes DBPal, a new system to translate natural language utterances into SQL statements using a neural machine translation model.  ...  While other recent approaches use neural machine translation to implement a Natural Language Interface to Databases (NLIDB), existing techniques rely on supervised learning with manually curated training  ...  This paper describes DBPal, a natural language interface to databases with improved robustness to linguistic variations.  ... 
arXiv:1909.06182v1 fatcat:gvoe4rtymfesdpeqlbmj7xlgii

Spanish Natural Language Interface for a Relational Database Querying System [chapter]

Rodolfo A. Pazos Range, Alexander Gelbukh, J. Javier González Barbosa, Erika Alarcón Ruiz, Alejandro Mendoza Mejía, A. Patricia Domínguez Sánchez
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Together with the emergence of voice interfaces, such a situation foretells a promising future for database querying systems using natural language interfaces.  ...  This constantly increases the number of inexperienced users that need to access databases in a simple way.  ...  The aim of the project described in this paper is to design and implement a relational database querying system with a natural language interface for the Spanish language.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-46154-x_16 fatcat:vinti4cn7ndkvccuaylpzbedhy

A Form-Based Approach to Natural Language Query Processing

Nabil R. Adam, Aryya Gangopadhyay, James Clifford
1994 Journal of Management Information Systems  
In SESAME [40], a natural language query is converted into an ER-based query language called ER-SQL, which is then translated into SQL.  ...  When a natural language query is issued, the appropriate SQL form is identified.  ... 
doi:10.1080/07421222.1994.11518042 fatcat:rblqsckcwff5toefjx4iehdz4u

Three Phase Synthesizing Of Nlp and Text Classification for Query Generation

Amisha Shingala
2017 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
In this paper we are discussing research related to converting a simple English language question to its equivalent Structured Query Language (SQL) statement for a novice to fetch information from a database  ...  This tool that we have developed has been named the N-ELIDB -Natural English Language Query Interface to Database.  ...  In [11] Lifer/Ladder, has designed a natural language interface to a database of information about US Navy ships.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2017.9009 fatcat:2srcgvsn35h5vleifkx76244ni

A Framework for Generating Query Language Code from OCL Invariants

Florian Heidenreich, Christian Wende, Birgit Demuth
2007 Electronic Communications of the EASST  
Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD) allows for specifying the relevant domain concepts, their interrelations and their concise semantics using a plethora of modelling languages.  ...  This framework allows for mapping UML models to arbitrary data schemas and for mapping OCL invariants to sentences in corresponding declarative query languages, enforcing semantical data integrity on implementation  ...  Acknowledgement We would like to thank all people who have contributed over several years to the Dresden OCL Toolkit project.  ... 
doi:10.14279/tuj.eceasst.9.108 dblp:journals/eceasst/HeidenreichWD08 fatcat:p3dxa5kwkncdxk3lpc2y7pt6oq

Introducing Custom Language Extensions to SQL:1999 [chapter]

Jernej Kovse, Wolfgang Mahnke
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A translator system uses information imported from the packages to translate the statements containing the extensions into SQL:1999-compliant statements.  ...  This paper describes the idea of language extensions to SQL:1999 that come in form of independent packages and may be implemented by different vendors.  ...  For Date and Darwen [4] , orthogonality of language concepts is a key issue: A language is orthogonal, if independent concepts are kept independent and not mixed together in confusing ways.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45017-3_15 fatcat:4l6sfarybfcfnngdsxqpmu2yei

Natural Language Query Parser using First Order Logic for Querying Relational Databases

B. Sujatha, S. Viswanadha
2016 International Journal of Computer Applications  
In this paper, we have proposed a Natural Language Parser for Natural Language Interface to customer database.  ...  Hence there is a need to construct a bridge between natural language query and database understandable query which is a major challenge.  ...  Then the obtained structural query is used to access the required information from the databases. This kind of tool ins termed as Natural Language Interface to Databases or NLIDB system.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2016908176 fatcat:vuqwevkpbrb63h4sarzx54arcu

Datenbank-DIALOG and the relevance of habitability

Harald Trost, Wolfgang Heinz, Johannes Matiasek, Ernst Buchberger
1992 Proceedings of the third conference on Applied natural language processing -  
Datenbank-DIALOG is a German language interface to relational databases.  ...  The mapping from domain-level to database-level predicates results in a DB-Caseframe, then a linearization step produces the Logical Form and finally a syntactic transformation leads to an SQL query.  ...  The mapping from domain-level to database-level predicates results in a DB-Caseframe, then a linearization step produces the Logical Form and finally a syntactic transformation leads to an SQL query.  ... 
doi:10.3115/974499.974547 dblp:conf/anlp/TrostHMB92 fatcat:sv3cec2tyffznmljooqe25kz5e
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