Some Comments On EQS, A Near Term Natural Language Data Base Query System

@inproceedings{Martin1978SomeCO,
  title={Some Comments On EQS, A Near Term Natural Language Data Base Query System},
  author={William A. Martin},
  booktitle={ACM Annual Conference},
  year={1978}
}
Problems and possibilities for near term natural language query systems are discussed, with emphasis on the author's own system, EQS. First, the general objectives for near term systems in the areas of syntax, world knowledge, discourse, and problem solving are considered. Next, a comparison is made between the ATN parsing strategies in LADDER, ROBOT, PLANES, and EQS. Evidence for the importance of giving answers to queries not directly available in the data base is given together with some… CONTINUE READING

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