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ACL
2012
8 years 5 months ago
Sentence Dependency Tagging in Online Question Answering Forums
Online forums are becoming a popular resource in the state of the art question answering (QA) systems. Because of its nature as an online community, it contains more updated knowl...
Zhonghua Qu, Yang Liu
CIKM
2011
Springer
9 years 2 months ago
Fact-based question decomposition for candidate answer re-ranking
Factoid questions often contain one or more assertions (facts) about their answers. However, existing question-answering (QA) systems have not investigated how the multiple facts ...
Aditya Kalyanpur, Siddharth Patwardhan, Branimir B...
ESWS
2011
Springer
9 years 6 months ago
Contextual Ontology Alignment of LOD with an Upper Ontology: A Case Study with Proton
The Linked Open Data (LOD) is a major milestone towards realizing the Semantic Web vision, and can enable applications such as robust Question Answering (QA) systems that can answe...
Prateek Jain, Peter Z. Yeh, Kunal Verma, Reymonrod...
ACL
2006
10 years 4 months ago
Improving QA Accuracy by Question Inversion
This paper demonstrates a conceptually simple but effective method of increasing the accuracy of QA systems on factoid-style questions. We define the notion of an inverted questio...
John M. Prager, Pablo Ariel Duboué, Jennife...
EMNLP
2008
10 years 4 months ago
Automatic Set Expansion for List Question Answering
This paper explores the use of set expansion (SE) to improve question answering (QA) when the expected answer is a list of entities belonging to a certain class. Given a small set...
Richard C. Wang, Nico Schlaefer, William W. Cohen,...
CLEF
2008
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Overview of the Answer Validation Exercise 2008
The Answer Validation Exercise at the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) is aimed at developing systems able to decide whether the answer of a Question Answering (QA) system i...
Álvaro Rodrigo, Anselmo Peñas, Felis...
CIKM
2008
Springer
10 years 4 months ago
Cache-aware load balancing for question answering
The need for high performance and throughput Question Answering (QA) systems demands for their migration to distributed environments. However, even in such cases it is necessary t...
David Dominguez-Sal, Mihai Surdeanu, Josep Aguilar...
CLEF
2006
Springer
10 years 6 months ago
QolA: Fostering Collaboration Within QA
In this paper we suggest a QA pilot task, dubbed QolA, whose joint rationale is allow for collaboration among systems, increase multilinguality and multicollection use, and investi...
Diana Santos, Luís Costa
SIGIR
2004
ACM
10 years 8 months ago
Context-based question-answering evaluation
In this poster, we will present the results of efforts we have undertaken to conduct evaluations of a QA system in a real world environment and to understand the nature of the dim...
Elizabeth D. Liddy, Anne Diekema, Ozgur Yilmazel
SIGIR
2006
ACM
10 years 8 months ago
Automated performance assessment in interactive QA
In interactive question answering (QA), users and systems take turns to ask questions and provide answers. In such an interactive setting, user questions largely depend on the ans...
Joyce Y. Chai, Tyler Baldwin, Chen Zhang
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