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In this paper we highlight a selection of features of scientific text which distinguish it from news stories. We argue that features such as structure, selective use of past tense, voice and stylistic conventions can affect question answering in the scientific domain. We demonstrate this through qualitative observations made while working on retrieving(More)
The basic architecture of our factoid system is standard in nature and comprises query type identification, query analysis and translation, retrieval query formulation, document retrieval, text file parsing, named entity recognition and answer entity selection. Factoid classification into 69 query types is carried out using keywords. Associated with each(More)