Accession Number : ADP001163

Title :   A Robust Portable Natural Language Data Base Interface,

Corporate Author : BELL TELEPHONE LABS INC MURRAY HILL NJ

Personal Author(s) : Ginsparg,Jerrold M.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper describes a NL data base interface which consists of two parts: a Natural Language Processor (NLP) and a data base application program (DBAP). The NLP is a general purpose language processor which builds a formal representation of the meaning of the English utterances it is given. The DBAP is an algorithm with builds a query in a augmented relational algebra from the output of the NLP. This approach yields an interface which is both extremely robust and portable.

Descriptors :   *Data bases, *Natural language, Symposia, Computers, Computer programs, Data processing, Semantics, English language, Algorithms, Computational linguistics, Interfaces, Portable equipment, Parsers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE