Requirements for Developing Natural Language Query Applications

  • Yannis Vassiliou
  • Matthias Jarke
  • Edward Stohr
  • Jon Turner
  • Norman White
Part of the Management and Information Systems book series (MIS)


The use of a “natural language” (for example, English) for direct interaction with databases, promises to broaden the market and the scope of computer utilization.(9,16,20,24) Technical feasibility has been demonstrated by the large number of experimental systems and the commercial availability of at least one such system. Yet there are many who voice concern as to the usability of natural languages for database querying by emphasizing the inherent dangers from its ambiguity.(17)


Natural Language Language Query Application Development Lexical Entry Database Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Vassiliou
    • 1
  • Matthias Jarke
    • 1
  • Edward Stohr
    • 1
  • Jon Turner
    • 1
  • Norman White
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Applications and Information Systems, Graduate School of Business AdministrationNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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