Common-sense resolution of syntactic ambiguity in database queries

Lai Leng Hui, Ingrid Zukerman

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    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.
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9783540520627
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
    EventAustralasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 1988 - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 15 Nov 198818 Nov 1988
    Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)

    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


    ConferenceAustralasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 1988
    Abbreviated titleAI 1988
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    • Database queries
    • Natural language understanding
    • User interface

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