Masque / sql { An E cient and Portable Natural Language Query Interface for Relational Databases

  title={Masque / sql \{ An E cient and Portable Natural Language Query Interface for Relational Databases},
  author={Ion Androutsopoulos and Graeme Ritchie and Peter Thanisch},
Masque is a powerful and portable natural language front-end for Prolog databases. It answers written English questions by generating Prolog queries, which are evaluated against the Prolog database. This paper describes a modi ed version ofMasque, called Masque/sql, which answers English questions by generating and executing SQL code. Masque/sql maintains the full linguistic coverage of the originalMasque, and can be used with any database system supporting SQL. Masque/sql is e cient, and can… CONTINUE READING


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