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1. (WO2018146492) COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD OF QUERYING A DATASET

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/146492    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/050380
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: COUNT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Inventors: HILL, Edward
PIKE, Oliver
HUGHES, Oliver
Title: COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD OF QUERYING A DATASET
Abstract:
The invention relates to a computer-implemented method of querying a source dataset in which a user provides a query to a dataset querying system. The system automatically processes simultaneously and/or in a linked manner both the dataset and the query, so that processing the query influences the processing of the dataset, and/or processing the dataset influences the processing of the query. The system automatically processes the query and the dataset to derive a probabilistic inference of the intent behind the query. The user further expresses their intent by interacting with the relevance-ranked attempts to answer that query (e.g. enters a modified query, selects a part of a graph) and the system then iteratively improves or varies how it initially processed the query and the dataset, as opposed to processing in a manner unrelated to the initial processing step, to dynamically generate and display further relevance-ranked attempts to answer that query, to enable the user to iteratively explore the dataset or reach a useful answer.