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Natural Language for Database Queries: A Laboratory Study

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Yannis Vassiliou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Matthias Jarke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Edward A. Stohr

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Jon Turner

New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences

Norman White

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business; New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences

Date Written: July 1983

Abstract

Are natural language systems for database queries meetingtheir goals? And, are these goals appropriate? The recentlycompleted Advanced Language Project at New York Universitycombined a field experiment with two laboratory studies toexamine these issues by comparing performance between subjectsusing the formal database language SQL and subjects using theprototype natural language system, USL. This paper describesthe design and results of the larger laboratory experiment.The results presented offer some promise for the usability ofnatural language under certain conditions.

Suggested Citation

Vassiliou, Yannis and Jarke, Matthias and Stohr, Edward A. and Turner, Jon and White, Norman, Natural Language for Database Queries: A Laboratory Study (July 1983). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290141

Yannis Vassiliou (Contact Author)

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Matthias Jarke

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Edward A. Stohr

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Jon Turner

New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences ( email )

44 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
United States

Norman White

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business ( email )

44 West 4th Street
New York, NY NY 10012
United States

New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences ( email )

44 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
United States

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