Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop, June 26-28, 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
R. P. van de Riet, J. F. M. Burg, A. J. van der Vos
IOS Press, 1996 - Computers - 277 pages
Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems covers high academic quality papers on the following topics: natural language interfaces to databases, information retrieval, use of linguistic tools and electronic dictionaries, conceptual modelling, paraphrasing and validating information system models, the use of natural language as a specification interface for the design of information systems, linguistic aspects of database view integration and hypertext facilities for database querying. Furthermore the typical applications of natural language, are addressed, presented both from a scientific as well as an industrial perspective by Peter Chen, the inventor of the ER model, and Gerald Kristen, the founder of the KISS company. Other topics: - Natural Language Specification; - Natural Language Paraphrasing; - Linguistic Tools and Electronic Dictionaries; - Database Hypertext Facilities; - Information Retrieval; - Natural Language Database Interfaces; - Conceptual Modeling with Linguistic Knowledge; - Linguistic Aspects of Database View Integration.
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abstract algorithm analysis application approach attributes automatic basic component conceptual graphs conceptual models conceptual schema constraints construction context corresponding database design datalogical defined described dictionary documents domain models dynamic Engineering Entity-Relationship Model example expressed FDBS Figure formal functional graph graphical hyperbase hypertext implementation information grammar Information Retrieval information sources Information Systems instance interaction InterBASE interface interpretation IOS Press KCPM keyfact keywords knowledge base knowledge representation lexical lexicon linguistic knowledge mapping means meronymy method natural language natural language processing NKRL noun object types object-oriented ontology pattern polysemy problem Proceedinys PW relations PW relationships query query expansion refer relevant represented requirements Riet rules semantic network semantic representations semantic roles semantically enriched sentence types similarity vector specific structure synset syntactic TAMIC techniques thing-type U-structures universe of discourse validation verb verbalisation view integration word WordNet