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Natural Language Interfaces to Databases - An Introduction [article]

I.Androutsopoulos (Dept.of Artificial Intelligence, Univ.of Edinburgh), G.D.Ritchie , P.Thanisch
1995 arXiv   pre-print
The discussion then moves on to NLIDB architectures, portability issues, restricted natural language input systems (including menu-based NLIDBs), and NLIDBs with reasoning capabilities.  ...  This paper is an introduction to natural language interfaces to databases (NLIDBs). A brief overview of the history of NLIDBs is first given.  ...  The first author is grateful to the Greek State Scholarships Foundation for funding his studies in Edinburgh.  ... 
arXiv:cmp-lg/9503016v2 fatcat:vv6vexlvrrfw5pck5slhvtz6zi

User Models in Dialog Systems [chapter]

Wolfgang Wahlster, Alfred Kobsa
1989 User Models in Dialog Systems  
First, reasons why user modeling has become so important in the last few years are pointed out, and definitions are proposed for the terms 'user model' and 'user modeling component'.  ...  Although the survey is restricted to user models in naturallanguage dialog systems, most of the concepts and methods discussed can be extended to AI dialog systems in general.  ...  in the consultation system WISBER [SPRE87] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-83230-7_1 fatcat:d2ma2ui6ofbcdom64qxpou3u54

Sales advisory system [article]

Sunil Thakar, Technische Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Bernd Mahr
The presented case study establishes the relationship between the principles of knowledge representation and reasoning systems and their embodiment in working application systems.  ...  A logic-oriented representation system is presented which allows the representation of the terminological knowledge of our application domain of automobile sales advisory within taxonomic reasoning.  ...  The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust  ... 
doi:10.14279/depositonce-421 fatcat:wgirb3qjbva37fgpdzxi2ab6ii