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Systems and methods of using natural language processing for visual analysis of a data set


A method uses natural language processing for visual analysis of a dataset by a computer. The computer displays a data visualization based on a dataset retrieved from a database using a set of one or more queries. The computer receives user input (e.g., keyboard or voice) to specify a natural language command related to the displayed data visualization. Based on the displayed data visualization, the computer extracts one or more independent analytic phrases from the natural language command. The computer further computes semantic relatedness of extracted analytic phrases, and computes analytical functions associated with the extracted analytic phrases, thereby creating functional phrases. The computer requeries the database using an updated set of one or more queries based on the created functional phrases, thereby retrieving an updated dataset. The computer then displays an updated data visualization using the updated dataset.

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