Translating Questions to SQL Queries with Generative Parsers Discriminatively Reranked

@inproceedings{Giordani2012TranslatingQT,
  title={Translating Questions to SQL Queries with Generative Parsers Discriminatively Reranked},
  author={Alessandra Giordani and Alessandro Moschitti},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2012}
}
In this paper, we define models for automatically translating a factoid question in natural language to an SQL query that retrieves the correct answer from a target relational database (DB). We exploit the DB structure to generate a set of candidate SQL queries, which we rerank with an SVM-ranker based on tree kernels. In particular, in the generation phase, we use (i) lexical dependencies in the question and (ii) the DB metadata, to build a set of plausible SELECT, WHERE and FROM clauses… CONTINUE READING
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