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Self-learning web question answering system

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Self-learning web question answering system
While being quite successful in providing keyword based access to web pages, commercial search portals, such as Google, Yahoo, AltaVista, and AOL, still lack the ability to answer questions expressed in a natural language. In this paper, we present a probabilistic approach to automated question answering on the Web. Our approach is based on pattern matching and answer triangulation. By taking advantage of the redundancy inherent in the Web, each answer found by the system is triangulated (confirmed or disconfirmed) against other possible answers. Our approach is entirely self-learning: it does not involve any linguistic resources, nor it does require any manual tuning. Thus, the propose approach can easily be replicated in other information systems with large redundancy.
Dmitri Roussinov, Jose Antonio Robles-Flores
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where WWW
Authors Dmitri Roussinov, Jose Antonio Robles-Flores
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