Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,
industrials and potential users interested in various application of Natural
Language in the Database and Information Systems field.
The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for
many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an established
field thanks to developments in Natural Language and technologies that made
the storage and manipulation of large electronic dictionaries possible. As
Information Systems are now evolving into the communication area, the term
databases should be considered in the broader sense of information and
The use of Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed
to both improving the development process from the viewpoints of
developers (improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation,
etc) and the usability of applications by users (natural
language query interfaces, semantic webs, etc).