AN APPROACH TO THE ON-LINE INTERROGATION OF STRUCTURED FILES OF FACTS USING NATURAL LANGUAGE
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The advent of time-shared computer systems presents the computing community with the new and challenging opportunity of providing users with more powerful and effective tools for problem solving. For example, having facilities for rapidly accessing large files of stored information implies a concomitant need for developing better methods for interrogating the content of these files. Usercomputer interaction in formulating problems depends on such improvements in communication effectiveness and, consequently, the cooperative problem solving venture itself. On-line interrogation of structured files is valuable only in proportion to a users ability to get at sets of relevant facts, to perceive pertinent relationships among these facts, and to manipulate, rearrange, and combine them as required by the task at hand. This paper is concerned with development of an approach and implementation of a vehicle to enable users to formulate requests more conveniently and to gain access to relevant facts.
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems