Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop, June 26-28, 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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R. P. van de Riet, J. F. M. Burg, A. J. van der Vos
IOS Press, 1996 - Computers - 277 pages
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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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Contents

Preface
1
A First Step towards
15
Paraphrasing as a Technique to Support ObjectOriented Analysis
28
Linguistic Tools and Electronic Dictionaries
52
Metalinguistic Formulas and Semantic Representation of Knowledge
65
G Levreau and M Bouzeghoub
79
HyperText Generation from Databases on the Internet
102
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