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NAACL
2003
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In Question Answering, Two Heads Are Better Than One
Motivated by the success of ensemble methods in machine learning and other areas of natural language processing, we developed a multistrategy and multi-source approach to question...
Jennifer Chu-Carroll, Krzysztof Czuba, John M. Pra...
NAACL
2003
11 years 1 months ago
Exploiting Diversity for Answering Questions
We describe initial experiments in combining the output of question answering systems using data from the 2002 TREC Question Answering task. We explore several distance-based comb...
John D. Burger, John C. Henderson
NAACL
2003
11 years 1 months ago
An Analysis of Clarification Dialogue for Question Answering
We examine clarification dialogue, a mechanism for refining user questions with follow-up questions, in the context of open domain Question Answering systems. We develop an algori...
Marco De Boni, Suresh Manandhar
INTERACT
2003
11 years 1 months ago
What Makes a Good Answer? The Role of Context in Question Answering
: Question answering systems have proven to be helpful to users because they can provide succinct answers that do not require users to wade through a large number of documents. How...
Jimmy J. Lin, Dennis Quan, Vineet Sinha, Karun Bak...
TREC
2004
11 years 1 months ago
Evolving XML and Dictionary Strategies for Question Answering and Novelty Tasks
CL Research participated in the question answering and novelty tracks in TREC 2004. The Knowledge Management System (KMS), which provides a single interface for question answering...
Kenneth C. Litkowski
TREC
2004
11 years 1 months ago
Overview of the TREC 2004 Question Answering Track
The TREC 2004 Question Answering track contained a single task in which question series were used to define a set of targets. Each series contained factoid and list questions and ...
Ellen M. Voorhees
IJCAI
2003
11 years 1 months ago
A Logic Prover for Text Processing
This paper demonstrates the applicability of automated reasoning to text processing, specifically to Question Answering. It is shown that the approach is feasible, effective, and ...
Dan I. Moldovan, Christine Clark
TREC
2001
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Question Answering: CNLP at the TREC-10 Question Answering Track
This paper describes the retrieval experiments for the main task and list task of the TREC-10 questionanswering track. The question answering system described automatically finds ...
Jiangping Chen, Anne Diekema, Mary D. Taffet, Nanc...
NDQA
2004
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Reuse in Question Answering: A Preliminary Study
People when asked a number of questions about a particular topic begin to become knowledgeable about the topic as they look for and find answers to the questions. A question answe...
Marc Light, Abraham Ittycheriah, Andrew Latto, Nan...
NAACL
2004
11 years 1 months ago
Automatic Question Answering: Beyond the Factoid
In this paper we describe and evaluate a Question Answering system that goes beyond answering factoid questions. We focus on FAQlike questions and answers, and build our system ar...
Radu Soricut, Eric Brill
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