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A Prototype Natural Language Interface to a Large Complex Knowledge Base, the Foundational Model of Anatomy

Distelhorst, G. M. and Srivastava, V. and Rosse, Cornelius and Brinkley, James F (2003) A Prototype Natural Language Interface to a Large Complex Knowledge Base, the Foundational Model of Anatomy. In Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, pages pp. 200-204.

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Abstract

We describe a constrained natural language interface to a large knowledge base, the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA). The interface, called GAPP, handles simple or nested questions that can be parsed to the form, subject-relation-object, where subject or object is unknown. With the aid of domain-specific dictionaries the parsed sentence is converted to queries in the StruQL graph-searching query language, then sent to a server we developed, called OQAFMA, that queries the FMA and returns output as XML. Preliminary evaluation shows that GAPP has the potential to be used in the evaluation of the FMA by domain experts in anatomy.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:amia2003
Projects:GAPP, OQAFMA, Foundational Model of Anatomy
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:138
Deposited By:Hinshaw, Kevin
Deposited On:27 August 2003