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Restricted natural language based querying of clinical databases

Leila Safari, Jon D. Patrick
2014 Journal of Biomedical Informatics  
In this paper a generic translation algorithm is proposed to translate a restricted natural language query (RNLQ) to a standard query language like SQL (Structured Query Language).  ...  Results: It is easy to compose a RNLQ via CliniDAL's interface in which query terms are automatically mapped to the underlying data models of a Clinical Information System (CIS) with an accuracy of more  ...  We would also like to thank the University of Zanjan for financial support of the whole research period.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2014.07.012 pmid:25051402 fatcat:tfjulgkmjbbfdkcq4f6y3baazm

Processing of natural language queries to a relational database

M. Samsonova, A. Pisarev, M. Blagov
2003 Bioinformatics  
The conceptual scheme is mapped formally onto the logical scheme. We applied the method to query the FlyEx database in natural language.  ...  Results: The method, based on a semantic approach, interprets grammatical and lexical units of a natural language into concepts of subject domain, which are given in a conceptual scheme.  ...  The authors are thankful to Alexander M. Samsonov for valuable discussions and comments, and Ekaterina Poustelnikova for help in conceptual scheme design.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btg1033 pmid:12855465 fatcat:etsdx52mlzaebn2u5rv6j75xyi

Semantic Analysis of Natural Language Queries for an Object Oriented Database

Bentamar Hemerelain, Hafida Belbachir
2010 Journal of Software Engineering and Applications  
This paper presents the semantic analysis of queries written in natural language (French) and dedicated to the object oriented data bases.  ...  Coherence rules and coherence constraints are introduced, to check the validity of the co-occurrence of two consecutive nouns in complex NG.  ...  A NLIDB allows users to input a query in a natural language such rather than in a formal query language and in conceptual terms particular to their understanding of the database application domain.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jsea.2010.311123 fatcat:riiazsovn5ea3i5ysronhtpzmu

Semantic Analysis of Natural Language Queries Using Domain Ontology for Information Access from Database

Avinash J. Agrawal, O. G. Kakde
2013 International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications  
This paper describes a method for semantic analysis of natural language queries for Natural Language Interface to Database (NLIDB) using domain ontology.  ...  Intermediate result of the system is evaluated for a corpus of natural language queries collected fro m casual users who were not involved in the system design. detail.  ...  Introduction In natural language interface to database (Androutsopoulos et al., 1995) , the informat ion seeker uses natural language for submitting his or her query instead of structured database query  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijisa.2013.12.07 fatcat:ujhauxwn7nfttly53m5bugrhme

Semantic Matching of Natural Language Web Queries [chapter]

Naouel Karam, Salima Benbernou, Mohand-Said Hacid, Michel Schneider
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
To deal with linguistic information when comparing description logic concepts, we propose a definition of subsumption that takes into account names similarity between concepts occurring in the descriptions  ...  In this paper, we propose a method to automatically rank documents returned by a search engine in the WWW with respect to a query.  ...  The novelty of the approach proposed in this paper is that it allows the user to express his query as a natural language description.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27834-4_51 fatcat:s5eoklcp2zcrthoubhouf4urs4

Deriving database queries from logical forms by abductive definition expansion

Manny Rayner, Hiyan Alshawi
1992 Proceedings of the third conference on Applied natural language processing -  
The paper describes a principled approach to the problem of deriving database queries from logical forms produced by a general NL interface.  ...  The technical basis for the approach is that a "definition" of the form Head A Conditions ~ Body can be read procedurally as "Expand Head to Body if it occurs in an environment where Conditions can be  ...  We will assume here that the interface takes input in a natural language and produces a representation in some kind of enriched firstorder logic, and that the application is some kind of relational database  ... 
doi:10.3115/974499.974501 dblp:conf/anlp/RaynerA92 fatcat:ihluqq4njfbovf4z6665rleay4

A Natural-language-based Visual Query Approach of Uncertain Human Trajectories

Zhaosong Huang, Ye Zhao, Wei Chen, Shengjie Gao, Kejie Yu, Weixia Xu, Mingjie Tang, Minfeng Zhu, Mingliang Xu
2019 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
In this paper, we propose a visual analytics approach that can extract spatial-temporal constraints from a textual sentence and support an effective query method over uncertain mobile trajectory data.  ...  It is built up on encoding massive, spatially uncertain trajectories by the semantic information of the POls and regions covered by them, and then storing the trajectory documents in text database with  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1609217, 61772456, 61761136020). Y. Zhao's work was supported in part by the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2019.2934671 pmid:31443013 fatcat:pa7womdqdrasnl6awvhoynuuhi

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.  ...  The system provide the robustness in terms to handle the broader range of user queries and is be implemented in java environment on Enterprise Employee Database.  ...  Hu Li and Yong Shi have proposed an approach to creating a WordNet-based natural language interface to relational databases which allows end-users to access and query information in database with a natural  ... 
doi:10.5120/20325-2444 fatcat:vdjjmag3ajhjpougqjkguopc7a

Evaluating the Usability of Natural Language Query Languages and Interfaces to Semantic Web Knowledge Bases

Esther Kaufmann, Abraham Bernstein
2010 Social Science Research Network  
The results of the study reveal a clear preference for full natural language query sentences with a limited set of sentence beginnings over keywords or formal query languages.  ...  The need to make the contents of the Semantic Web accessible to end-users becomes increasingly pressing as the amount of information stored in ontology-based knowledge bases steadily increases.  ...  The authors would like to thank Ray Mooney and his group from the University of Texas at Austin for having generously supplied the data set, on which the usability study was based (http: //  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3199491 fatcat:75wctnzx2ff5jjlt6tg5ff2xdy

Evaluating the usability of natural language query languages and interfaces to Semantic Web knowledge bases

Esther Kaufmann, Abraham Bernstein
2010 Journal of Web Semantics  
The results of the study reveal a clear preference for full natural language query sentences with a limited set of sentence beginnings over keywords or formal query languages.  ...  The need to make the contents of the Semantic Web accessible to end-users becomes increasingly pressing as the amount of information stored in ontology-based knowledge bases steadily increases.  ...  The authors would like to thank Ray Mooney and his group from the University of Texas at Austin for having generously supplied the data set, on which the usability study was based (http: //  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.websem.2010.06.001 fatcat:aglf7hraszgklb2pwjkjhdk6gu

Building effective queries in natural language information retrieval

Tomek Strzalkowski, Fang Lin, Jose Perez-Carballo, Jin Wang
1997 Proceedings of the fifth conference on Applied natural language processing -  
While our NLIR system still performs extensive natural language processing in order to extract phrasal and other indexing terms, our focus has shifted to the problems of building effective search queries  ...  In this paper we report on our natural language information retrieval (NLIR) project as related to the recently concluded 5th Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-5).  ...  We acknowledge the following members of our TREC-5 team who participated in the query expansion experiments: Louise Guthrie, Jussi Karlgren, Jim Leistensnider, Troy Straszheim, and Jon Wilding.  ... 
doi:10.3115/974557.974601 dblp:conf/anlp/StrzalkowskiLCW97 fatcat:a4koccfixnde5ov3z6b7zz5o4q

Supporting developers with natural language queries

Michael Würsch, Giacomo Ghezzi, Gerald Reif, Harald C. Gall
2010 Proceedings of the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE '10  
We present a framework to query for information about a software system using guided-input natural language resembling plain English.  ...  Existing approaches have in common that they are either limited to a set of predefined, hardcoded questions, or that they require to learn a specific query language only suitable for that limited purpose  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported by the Hasler Foundation, Switzerland as part of the ProMedServices project and the Swiss National Science Foundation as part of the Enterprise Computing and diCoSA  ... 
doi:10.1145/1806799.1806827 dblp:conf/icse/WurschGRG10 fatcat:t5lmlso22zhp3o2uehtxlcdt6m

Querying knowledge graphs in natural language

Shiqi Liang, Kurt Stockinger, Tarcisio Mendes de Farias, Maria Anisimova, Manuel Gil
2021 Journal of Big Data  
This drawback has led to the development of Question-Answering (QA) systems that enable end-users to express their information needs in natural language.  ...  In this paper we propose a new QA system for translating natural language questions into SPARQL queries.  ...  Availability of data and materials Not applicable.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40537-020-00383-w pmid:33489717 pmcid:PMC7799375 fatcat:ivmaekvac5et7e2qi4resuanz4

Improving habitability of natural language interfaces for querying ontologies with feedback and clarification dialogues

Danica Damljanović, Milan Agatonović, Hamish Cunningham, Kalina Bontcheva
2013 Journal of Web Semantics  
In this paper, we investigate two methods for improving the habitability of a Natural Language Interface: feedback and clarification dialogues.  ...  However, in order to cope with natural language ambiguities, NLIs typically support a more restricted language.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Abraham Bernstein and Esther Kaufmann from the University of Zurich, for sharing with us the Mooney dataset in OWL format and J.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.websem.2013.02.002 fatcat:bbdn4torufgx7bcaf7w32bgvpi

Natural language queries over heterogeneous linked data graphs

Andre Freitas, Edward Curry
2014 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - IUI '14  
The approach is evaluated using natural language queries on an open domain dataset and achieved avg. recall=0.81, mean avg. precision=0.62 and mean reciprocal rank=0.49.  ...  ) expressive natural language queries.  ...  Additionally, from an interface perspective, natural language interfaces (NLI), i.e. query interfaces where users can express their information needs using natural language, can also support users to have  ... 
doi:10.1145/2557500.2557534 dblp:conf/iui/FreitasC14 fatcat:tggaavvaavh6vk26maazwwlzti
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