Paper: Multiple Underlying Systems: Translating User Requests Into Programs To Produce Answers

ACL ID P90-1029
Title Multiple Underlying Systems: Translating User Requests Into Programs To Produce Answers
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

A user may typically need to combine the strengths of more than one system in order to perform a task. In this paper, we describe a component of the Janus natural language interface that translates inten- sional logic expressions representing the meaning of a request into executable code for each application program, chooses which combination of application systems to use, and designs the transfer of data among them in order to provide an answer. The com- plete Janus natural language system has been ported to two large command and control decision support aids.