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ASIMM: a framework for automatic synthesis of query interfaces for multimedia databases
Author(s): Lawrence D. Bergman; Jerald Schoudt; Vittorio Castelli; Loey Knapp; Chung-Sheng Li
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Paper Abstract

With the advent of access to digital libraries via the Internet and the addition of non-traditional data, such as imagery, the need for flexible, natural language query environments has become more urgent. This paper describes a new query interface based on the combination of natural language and visual programming techniques. The interface, entitled Drag and Drop English, or DanDE, has two components. The first component is an easy-to-use flexible interface that has the feel of a natural language interface, but has more structure and gives a user more guidance in constructing a query without sacrificing flexibility. The second component is a definition facility that allows the interface designer to specify the structure of a query language. The definition facility allows the designer to specify the syntactic structure of the language in a variation of Backus-Naur Form. The definition facility also provides the ability to specify some of the semantics of the query domain. Lastly, the definition facility allows the designer to specify the interactions between the interface and the query system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3229, Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems II, (6 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290347
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Lawrence D. Bergman, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Jerald Schoudt, IBM Government Systems (United States)
Vittorio Castelli, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Loey Knapp, IBM Government Systems (United States)
Chung-Sheng Li, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3229:
Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems II
C.-C. Jay Kuo; Shih-Fu Chang; Venkat N. Gudivada, Editor(s)

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