Gowri Shankar Ramaswamy

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Querying is one of the basic functionality expected from a database system. Query efficiency is adversely affected by increase in the number of participating tables. Also, querying based on syntax largely limits the gamut of queries a database system can process. Syntactic queries rely on the database table structure, which is a cause of concern for large(More)
— Knowledge is only good if it is sound, consistent and complete. The same holds true for conceptual knowledge, which holds knowledge about concepts and its association. Conceptual knowledge no matter what format they are represented in, must be consistent, sound and complete in order to realise its practical use. This paper discusses consistency, soundness(More)
—Database systems have to cater to the growing demands of the information age. The growth of the new age information retrieval powerhouses like search engines has thrown a challenge to the data management community to come up with novel mechanisms for feeding information to end users. The burgeoning use of natural language query interfaces compels system(More)
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