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Summarization Design for Interactive Cross-Language Question Answering

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Summarization Design for Interactive Cross-Language Question Answering
Abstract. This paper describes an experimental investigation of interactive techniques for cross-language information access. The task was to answer factual questions from a large collection of documents written in a language in which the user has little proficiency. An interactive cross-language retrieval system that included optional user-assisted query translation, display of translated summaries for individual document ranked in order of decreasing degree of match to the user’s query, and optional full-text examination of individual documents was provided. Two alternative types of extractive summaries were tried using a systematically varied presentation order, one drawn from a single segment of the translated document and the other drawn from three (usually) shorter segments of the translated document. On average, users were able to correctly answer just 62% of the sixteen assigned questions in an average of 176 seconds per question. Little difference was found between the two...
Daqing He, Jianqiang Wang, Jun Luo, Douglas W. Oar
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CLEF
Authors Daqing He, Jianqiang Wang, Jun Luo, Douglas W. Oard
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