Multi-lingual database querying and the atoms of language

Kapetanios, Epaminondas and Chountas, Panagiotis (2005) Multi-lingual database querying and the atoms of language. In: Montoyo, Andres and Munoz, Rafael and Metais, Elisabeth, (eds.) Natural Language Processing and Information Systems: 10th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2005, Alicante, Spain, June 15-17, 2005. Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science (3513). Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany, pp. 384-387. ISBN 3540260315

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11428817_43


The paper presents MDDQL as a query language suitable for multi-lingual conceptual querying of collections of databases from a graphical user interface or from an application programming one. The query language, however, has been specified and implemented with the parametric theory of linguistic diversity in mind such that syntactic and semantic parsing of multi-lingual query expressions becomes quite simple and guarantees identical query results regardless the preferred natural language. We present a parsing algorithm, which shows that it is quite easy to formulate a query regardless the underlying type order of a natural language, be it Subject-Object-Verb, Subject-Verb-Object, or Object-Verb-Subject, etc., and still being able to grasp the meaning of the query at a minimal computational effort possible.

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