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SenQB - Sentence Query Builder - Design, implementation and evaluation of a visual query builder

Hedin Sånemyr, Karl LU (2017) In LU-CS-EX 2017-04 EDA920 20132
Department of Computer Science
Abstract
This thesis presents SenQB - Sentence Query Builder - a visual query builder that is based on a graphical representation of how a database query would be posed in natural language as a sentence. The SenQB design is the result of usability evaluation conducted with non technical users as a main target group. Three mockups are usability tested and one of them, SenQB, is implemented as a proof of concept prototype. This prototype was then iteratively improved after three rounds of usability tests. SenQB allows complex queries to be constructed with ease without any prior knowledge of a query language or the underlying database schema. The design approach of SenQB is applicable in contexts of relational databases, object-relational databases,... (More)
This thesis presents SenQB - Sentence Query Builder - a visual query builder that is based on a graphical representation of how a database query would be posed in natural language as a sentence. The SenQB design is the result of usability evaluation conducted with non technical users as a main target group. Three mockups are usability tested and one of them, SenQB, is implemented as a proof of concept prototype. This prototype was then iteratively improved after three rounds of usability tests. SenQB allows complex queries to be constructed with ease without any prior knowledge of a query language or the underlying database schema. The design approach of SenQB is applicable in contexts of relational databases, object-relational databases, RDF and the like. (Less)
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author
Hedin Sånemyr, Karl LU
supervisor
organization
course
EDA920 20132
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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publication/series
LU-CS-EX 2017-04
report number
LU-CS-EX 2017-04
ISSN
1650-2884
language
English
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8904949
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2017-03-22 13:20:05
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  abstract     = {This thesis presents SenQB - Sentence Query Builder - a visual query builder that is based on a graphical representation of how a database query would be posed in natural language as a sentence. The SenQB design is the result of usability evaluation conducted with non technical users as a main target group. Three mockups are usability tested and one of them, SenQB, is implemented as a proof of concept prototype. This prototype was then iteratively improved after three rounds of usability tests. SenQB allows complex queries to be constructed with ease without any prior knowledge of a query language or the underlying database schema. The design approach of SenQB is applicable in contexts of relational databases, object-relational databases, RDF and the like.},
  author       = {Hedin Sånemyr, Karl},
  issn         = {1650-2884},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LU-CS-EX 2017-04},
  title        = {SenQB - Sentence Query Builder - Design, implementation and evaluation of a visual query builder},
  year         = {2017},
}