Natural Language Updates to Databases Through Dialogue

  • Michael Minock
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3999)


This paper reopens the long dormant topic of natural language updates to databases. A protocol to handle database updates of the IDM (Insert-Delete-Modify) class is proposed and implemented. This protocol exploits modern relational update facilities and constraints and structures update dialogues using DAMSL dialogue acts. The protocol may be used with any natural language parser that maps to relational queries.


Natural Language Logical Query Access Path Relational Query Query Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Minock
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  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUme UniversitySweden

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