Paper: A Dutch To SQL Database Interface Using Generalized Quantifier Theory

ACL ID C94-2166
Title A Dutch To SQL Database Interface Using Generalized Quantifier Theory
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors
  • Dirk Speelman (Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven Belgium)
  • Geert Adriaens (Siemens-Nixdorf Software Liege, Liege Belgium; Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven Belgium)

This paper presents the treatment, of quantitication as it was imI)lemented in a prototyl)c of a natural lan- guage relational database interface for l)utch 1. It is shown how the theoretical 'generalized (tuantifier' ap- l);tratlts introduced in formM semantics by Barwise and (]oot)er can be I, uned to irrq)lementational feasi- " ( bility. (,ompm ~d to the t, raditional tl'(~atl'flellt of (luan - tilication, tile alternative l)rcs('nted here offers gre;tl;er ext)ressive l)ower, great,re' similarity to natural lan- guage and, as ~t consequoxmo. , the possibility o[' a more straighl,forward tral,slation from natural language to tbrmal repres('.ntation.