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Building Natural language query interfaces (NLI) to databases is one the most interesting and challenging fields of study for computer scientists and researchers. There have been many advancements and achievements in this area that enables NLIs to operate more efficiently and have wide NL coverage. However, there exists some shortcomings in query interface to semantic web triplestores. Some researchers have attempted to extend the range of queries that can be answered. However, only a few techniques can handle queries containing complex chained prepositional phrases. This thesis involves extending an existing method that can accommodate prepositional phrases to also be able to handle "when...," "where...," and "with what..." type queries. The approach developed is implemented in the Miranda programing environment.
Emami, Elham, "Accommodating Complex Chained Prepositional Phrases in Natural Language Query Interface to an Event-Based Triplestore" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5254.