Building Intelligent Interfaces to Relational Data Bases

  • Antonio Boccalatte
  • Massimo Paolucci
Conference paper


The problem of the design of interfaces in order to formulate intelligent and flexible queries to relational data base, is dealt with in this paper. Such queries are really effective if the user does not need a particular language and if they can truly represent his objectives. An approach based on a development tool (Shell) in a Macintosh environment is proposed; this Shell allows to build user interfaces based on a Deductive Processor for a particular data base.


User Profile Query Language Expert User Original Query Data Base Analyzer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Boccalatte
    • 1
  • Massimo Paolucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Communication Computer and System SciencesUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly

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