Toward a Cooperative Natural Language Query Interface for Biological Databases

@article{Jamil2011TowardAC,
  title={Toward a Cooperative Natural Language Query Interface for Biological Databases},
  author={Hasan M. Jamil},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine},
  year={2011},
  pages={556-561}
}
One of the many unique features of biological databases is that the mere existence of a ground data item is not always a precondition for a query response. From a biologist's standpoint, queries are not always best posed using a structured language. By this we mean that approximate and flexible responses to natural language like queries are well suited for this domain. This is partly due to biologists' tendency to seek simpler interfaces and partly due to the fact that questions in biology… CONTINUE READING