Accession Number:

ADA001131

Title:

Natural Language Based Information Retrieval,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A program which accepts natural language queries can allow a nontechnical user to easily obtain information from a large non-uniform data base. To date most natural language systems have used parsers whose operation bears dubious resemblance to human language understanding and furthermore, these systems have proved to be difficult to extend to new data bases. This paper discusses the design of a new natural language data base interrogation system which should overcome these difficulties.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE