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SIGIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 months ago
Answering complex questions with random walk models
We present a novel framework for answering complex questions that relies on question decomposition. Complex questions are decomposed by a procedure that operates on a Markov chain...
Sanda M. Harabagiu, V. Finley Lacatusu, Andrew Hic...
IWRIDL
2006
ACM
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11 years 7 months ago
From CLIR to CLIE: some lessons in NTCIR evaluation
Cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) facilitates the use of one language to access documents in other languages. Crosslanguage information extraction (CLIE) extracts releva...
Hsin-Hsi Chen
IUI
2006
ACM
11 years 7 months ago
Towards intelligent QA interfaces: discourse processing for context questions
Question answering (QA) systems take users’ natural language questions and retrieve relevant answers from large repositories of free texts. Despite recent progress in QA researc...
Mingyu Sun, Joyce Y. Chai
WEBI
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
Question Answering over Implicitly Structured Web Content
Implicitly structured content on the Web such as HTML tables and lists can be extremely valuable for web search, question answering, and information retrieval, as the implicit str...
Eugene Agichtein, Chris Burges, Eric Brill
ECTEL
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
A Question Answering Service for Information Retrieval in Cooper
In Cooper, part of the student support will be provided by a Question Answering application in the form of a webservice. Question Answering allows a user to use the content of proj...
Bas Giesbers, Antonio Vincenzo Taddeo, Wim van der...
CLEF
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
Robust Question Answering for Speech Transcripts Using Minimal Syntactic Analysis
Abstract. This paper describes the participation of the Technical University of Catalonia in the CLEF 2007 Question Answering on Speech Transcripts track. For the processing of man...
Pere Comas, Jordi Turmo, Mihai Surdeanu
CLEF
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
The University of Amsterdam's Question Answering System at QA@CLEF 2007
We describe a new version of our question answering system, which was applied to the questions of the 2007 CLEF Question Answering Dutch monolingual task. This year, we made three ...
Valentin Jijkoun, Katja Hofmann, David Ahn, Mahboo...
CLEF
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
Adapting QA Components to Mine Answers in Speech Transcripts
Abstract. The paper describes QAst-v1 a robust question answering system for answering factoid questions in manual and automatic transcriptions of speech. The system is an adaptati...
Günter Neumann, Rui Wang
CLEF
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
Priberam's Question Answering System in QA@CLEF 2007
This paper accounts for Priberam's participation in the monolingual question answering (QA) track of CLEF 2007. In previous participations, Priberam’s QA system obtained en...
Carlos Amaral, Adán Cassan, Helena Figueira...
CLEF
2007
Springer
11 years 7 months ago
Overview of QAST 2007
This paper describes QAST, a pilot track of CLEF 2007 aimed at evaluating the task of Question Answering in Speech Transcripts. The paper summarizes the evaluation framework, the ...
Jordi Turmo, Pere Comas, Christelle Ayache, Djamel...
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