QE-III: A Formal Approach to Natural Language Querying

James Clifford

In this Paper we present an overview of QE-III, a language designed for natural-language querying of historical databases. QE-III is defined formally with a Montague Grammar, extended to provide an interpretation for questions and temporal reference. Moreover, in addition to the traditional syntactic formal pragmatic interpretation for-the semantic components, a sentences of QE-III is also defined.


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