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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 10 Issue 3, July 1992

Shortening the OED: experience with a grammar-defined database
G. Elizabeth Blake, Tim Bray, Frank Wm. Tompa
Pages: 213-232
DOI: 10.1145/146760.146764
Textual databases with highly variable structure can be usefully described by a grammar-defined model. One example of such a text is the Oxford English Dictionary. This paper describes a first attempt to apply technology based...

The envoy framework: an open architecture for agents
Murugappan Palaniappan, Nicole Yankelovich, George Fitzmaurice, Anne Loomis, Bernard Haan, James Coombs, Norman Meyrowitz
Pages: 233-264
DOI: 10.1145/146760.146770
The Envoy Framework addresses a need for computer-based assistants or agents that operate in conjunction with users' existing applications, helping them perform tedious, repetitive, or time-consuming tasks more easily and efficiently. Envoys...

Conceptual learning in database design
Yannis E. Ionnidis, Tomas Saulys, Andrew J. Whitsitt
Pages: 265-293
DOI: 10.1145/146760.146779
This paper examines the idea of incorporating machine learning algorithms into a database system for monitoring its stream of incoming queries and generating hierarchies with the most important concepts expressed in those queries. The goal is...

Converting a textbook to hypertext
Roy Rada
Pages: 294-315
DOI: 10.1145/146760.146791
Traditional documents may be transformed into hypertext by first reflecting the document's logical markup in the hypertext (producing first-order hypertext) and then by adding links not evident in the document markup (producing second-order...