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Do What I Mean: Online Shopping with a Natural Language Search Agent
July/August 2001 (vol. 16 no. 4)
pp. 48-53

A major obstacle to online shopping is the lack of meaning understanding and precision in e-catalog searching engines. Natural language query should be able to solve these problems but historically has been unable to, owing to difficulties of scaling to the complexities and performance demands of large-scale online catalogs. Recent research, however, has enabled NLQ search to hold its own in terms of timing while it improves precision and parsing capability.

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Keywords: e-commerce, natural language, online shopping, search agent
Citation:
Barry G. Silverman, Mintu Bachann, Khaled Al-Akharas, "Do What I Mean: Online Shopping with a Natural Language Search Agent," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 48-53, July-Aug. 2001, doi:10.1109/5254.941357
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