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A Natural Language Database Interface using Fuzzy Semantics

Richard Bergmair

We give a thorough exposition of our natural language database interface that
produces result sets ranked according to the degree to which database records
fulfill our intuitions about vague expressions in natural language such as
`a small rainy city near San Francisco'. We present our toolset supporting the
rapid prototyping of such database interfaces by means of a meta-level
description of a data model and a lexicon for a query language.