Extending a Natural Language Interface with Geospatial Queries

TitleExtending a Natural Language Interface with Geospatial Queries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsChintaphally, V. R., K. Neumeier, J. McFarlane, J. Cothren, and C. W. Thompson
JournalInternet Computing, IEEE
Pagination82 - 85
Date Published2007///
ISBN Number1089-7801
Keywordsarchitectural perspectives, computational linguistics, database schemas, geographic information systems, geospatial queries, grammar extensions, grammars, inexperienced users, menu-based natural language interface, natural language, natural language interfaces, query processing, relational database management systems, spatial indexes, spatial operators, SQL, SQL relational database query language, visual databases

In this installation of architectural perspectives, we describe an extension of a menu-based natural language interface (MBNLI) to support geospatial queries. Our extension makes it easier for application analysts and even inexperienced users to phrase complex queries without knowing the relational database query language SQL, database schemas (table structures), spatial operators, or spatial indexes.