Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries

Lai Leng Hui, Ingrid Zukerman

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    Abstract

    In a natural language database query, the existence of syntactic ambiguity within the input utterance results in more than one possible interpretation of the input. This paper describes a procedure to resolve this type of ambiguity by making use of domain knowledge and information in the database schema, and by examining the sentential structure of the input utterance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAI 1988 - 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Pages395-409
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9783540520627
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
    Event2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, AI 1988 - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 15 Nov 198818 Nov 1988

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume406 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, AI 1988
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period15/11/8818/11/88

    Keywords

    • Database queries
    • Natural language understanding
    • User interface

    Cite this

    Hui, L. L., & Zukerman, I. (1990). Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries. In AI 1988 - 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, Proceedings (pp. 395-409). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 406 LNAI). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-52062-7_92
    Hui, Lai Leng ; Zukerman, Ingrid. / Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries. AI 1988 - 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag London Ltd., 1990. pp. 395-409 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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    Hui, LL & Zukerman, I 1990, Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries. in AI 1988 - 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 406 LNAI, Springer-Verlag London Ltd., pp. 395-409, 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, AI 1988, Adelaide, Australia, 15/11/88. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-52062-7_92

    Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries. / Hui, Lai Leng; Zukerman, Ingrid.

    AI 1988 - 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag London Ltd., 1990. p. 395-409 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 406 LNAI).

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    Hui LL, Zukerman I. Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries. In AI 1988 - 2nd Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 1990. p. 395-409. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-52062-7_92