Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-559fc8cf4f-s5ss2 Total loading time: 0.322 Render date: 2021-03-04T07:42:34.307Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": false, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true }

Towards an adaptive natural language interface to command languages

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 1996

S. E. MICHOS
Affiliation:
University of Patras, Greece
N. FAKOTAKIS
Affiliation:
University of Patras, Greece
G. KOKKINAKIS
Affiliation:
University of Patras, Greece

Abstract

Operating system command languages assist the user in executing commands for a significant number of common everyday tasks. On the other hand, the introduction of textual command languages for robots has provided the opportunity to perform some important functions that leadthrough programming cannot readily accomplish. However, such command languages assume the user to be expert enough to carry out a specific task in these application domains. On the contrary, a natural language interface to such command languages, apart from being able to be integrated into a future speech interface, can facilitate and broaden the use of these command languages to a larger audience. In this paper, advanced techniques are presented for an adaptive natural language interface that can (a) be portable to a large range of command languages, (b) handle even complex commands thanks to an embedded linguistic parser, and (c) be expandable and customizable by providing the casual user with the opportunity to specify some types of new words as well as the system developer with the ability to introduce new tasks in these application domains. Finally, to demonstrate the above techniques in practice, an example of their application to a Greek natural language interface to the MS-DOS operating system is given.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
1997 Cambridge University Press

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below.

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.

Total number of HTML views: 6
Total number of PDF views: 51 *
View data table for this chart

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 4th March 2021. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Towards an adaptive natural language interface to command languages
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Towards an adaptive natural language interface to command languages
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Towards an adaptive natural language interface to command languages
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *