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Evaluation Protocol and Tools for Question-Answering on Speech Transcripts

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Evaluation Protocol and Tools for Question-Answering on Speech Transcripts
Question Answering (QA) technology aims at providing relevant answers to natural language questions. Most Question Answering research has focused on mining document collections containing written texts to answer written questions. In addition to written sources, a large (and growing) amount of potentially interesting information appears in spoken documents, such as broadcast news, speeches, seminars, meetings or telephone conversations. The QAST track (Question-Answering on Speech Transcripts) was introduced in CLEF to investigate the problem of question answering in such audio documents. This paper describes in detail the evaluation protocol and tools designed and developed for the CLEF-QAST evaluation campaigns that have taken place between 2007 and 2009. We first remind the data, question sets, and submission procedures that were produced or set up during these three campaigns. As for the evaluation procedure, the interface that was developed to ease the assessors' work is des...
Nicolas Moreau, Olivier Hamon, Djamel Mostefa, Sop
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where LREC
Authors Nicolas Moreau, Olivier Hamon, Djamel Mostefa, Sophie Rosset, Olivier Galibert, Lori Lamel, Jordi Turmo, Pere Comas, Paolo Rosso, Davide Buscaldi, Khalid Choukri
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