Using Natural Language for Database Design

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Provided by: University of Rome
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors deal with a natural language dialogue tool for supporting the database design process. They want to illustrate how natural language (German) can be used for obtaining a skeleton design and for supporting the acquisition of semantics of the prospective database. The approach is based on the assumption that verbs form a central part in defining the meaning of sentences and imply semantic roles in the sentences which have to be filled by objects. They are using a moderated dialogue for drawing the designer's attention to these objects in order to extract comprehensive information about the domain.
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