Using a Natural Language Interface with Casual Users

@article{Capindale1990UsingAN,
  title={Using a Natural Language Interface with Casual Users},
  author={Ruth A. Capindale and Robert G. Crawford},
  journal={International Journal of Man-Machine Studies},
  year={1990},
  volume={32},
  pages={341-361}
}
Although there is much controversy about the merits of natural language interfaces, little empirical research has been conducted on the use of natural language interfaces for database access, especially for casual users . In this work casual users were observed while interacting with a real-life database using a natural language interface, Intellect. Results show that natural language is an efficient and powerful means for expressing requests. This is especially true for users with a good… CONTINUE READING
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