Alison Thaung Smith

Chief Scientist & Data Scientist Senior Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton
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  • Microsoft Power BI has a natural language query to create visualizations. You can use it for basic queries, like, 'What is the total sales revenue for 2018?' Another analytics vendor that's built natural language processing into its platform as a differentiator is ThoughtSpot. They have a search that allows you to ask a general question. It might be a little less steep of a learning curve than a querying language, but still something you need to worry about. Advanced users who are comfortable with writing SQL queries with different joins, aren't going to use natural language tools. And even with simple queries, users have to be precise with their language. You have to think about how you word your question so as not to be super open-ended. If you didn't explicitly create relationships between tables, it won't be captured.

    15 February 2021
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    Chief Scientist & Data Scientist Senior Manager