Catalogue of Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Relational Database Query Formulation
Keywords: Relational Calculus, entity-relationship
Categories: Natural Language
Author(s): Jim Longstaff
A technique for specifying queries and other interactions against the relational and entity-relationship data models. Database semantics are initially presented as a hierarchy of functional areas, leading to entity-relationship/relational description. A naive-user mode provides system initiated dialogue with natural language statements of queries (i.e., paraphrases of relational calculus expressions) displayed for user validation. Self-teaching system, with simple `user controlled' inferencing.
- Longstaff, J., Controlled inference and instruction techniques for DBMS query languages
P111 Proceedings of l982 ACM SIGMOD Conference, Association for Computing Machinery