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|Title: ||USING RESTRICTED NATURAL LANGUAGE FOR DATA RETRIEVAL: A PLAN FOR FIELD EVALUATION|
|Authors: ||Turner, Jon A.|
Stohr, Edward A.
|Issue Date: ||May-1982|
|Publisher: ||Stern School of Business, New York University|
|Series/Report no.: ||IS-82-51|
|Abstract: ||One strategy that has been proposed for dealing with the
growing backlog for development of applications is to give
casual users languages for interacting directly with databases.
Yet, there is little agreement on the form such
languages should take. Should they be natural-like, conforming
closely to a user's native tongue or should they be
structured to take advantage of the characteristics of
This paper presents the rationale for and design of a
field evaluation of natural language for data retrieval.
The natural language system and application are described
along with the research design of the project. The results
of the first part of the study, a laboratory experiment
to investigate whether users perform better with an artificial or natural language, suggest that after equal
amounts of training no difference in subject performance
is found between languages using a paper and pencil test .
The insights gained to date are summarized.|
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