Global Patent Index - EP 1016003 A1

EP 1016003 A1 2000-07-05 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE QUERYING AND SEMANTIC SEARCHING OF AN INFORMATION DATABASE

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE QUERYING AND SEMANTIC SEARCHING OF AN INFORMATION DATABASE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM ABFRAGEN MIT NATÜRLICHER SPRACHE UND ZUM SEMANTISCHEN SUCHEN EINER INFORMATIONDATENBANK

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF D'INTERROGATION EN LANGUE NATURELLE ET RECHERCHE SEMANTIQUE D'UNE INFORMATION DANS UNE BASE DE DONNEES

Publication

EP 1016003 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97950947 A

Priority

  • US 9722943 W
  • US 76069196 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9825217A1] The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for receiving a user's query in natural language (e.g., English) form, searching an electronic database for sentences that may provide semantically meaningful answers to the query, identifying those sentences that are deemed to answer the question, and quantifying the degree to which the sentences answer the question.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30684 (2013.01); G06F 17/3043 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9825217A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9825217 A1 19980611; AU 5381698 A 19980629; CA 2273902 A1 19980611; EP 1016003 A1 20000705

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030701

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990705

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB