Natural Language Communication with Pictorial Information Systems

  • Leonard Bolc

Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Y. C. Lee, K. S. Fu
    Pages 1-142
  3. Michael Hussmann, Peter Schefe
    Pages 143-201
  4. O. Eriksson, E. Bengtsson, T. Jarkrans, B. Nordin, B. Stenkvist
    Pages 255-327
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 329-330

About this book


This book contains the reports of selected projects involving natural language commu­ nication with pictorial information systems. More than just a record of research results, however, it presents concrete applications to the solution of a wide variety of problems. The authors are all prominent figures in the field whose authoritative contributions help ensure its continued expansion in both size and significance. Y. C. Lee and K S. Fu (Purdue University, USA) survey picture query languages which form an interface between the pictorial database system and the user and support infor­ mation retrieval, data entry and manipulation, data analysis and output generation. They include explicit picture query languages that augment alphanumeric data query langua­ ges as well as languages and command sets which are implicitly embedded in a pictorial information system but perform similar functions. It is worth mentioning that some forms of query languages can be transformed from a given set of natural language senten­ ces by using ATN (Augmented Transition Networks), which consequently allows for na­ turallanguage communication with information system.


Bildverarbeitung Dialog (EDV) EDV Graphische Datenverarbeitung Information Language Natürliche Sprache Systems information system natural language

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard Bolc
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsWarsaw UniversityWarszawaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82287-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82285-8
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