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We apply a general deep learning framework to address the non-factoid question answering task. Our approach does not rely on any linguistic tools and can be applied to different languages or domains. Various architectures are presented and compared. We create and release a QA corpus and setup a new QA task in the insurance domain. Experimental results(More)
This paper describes Ivory, an attempt to build a distributed retrieval system around the open-source Hadoop implementation of MapReduce. We focus on three noteworthy aspects of our work: a retrieval architecture built directly on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), a scalable MapReduce algorithm for inverted indexing, and webpage classification to(More)
Many techniques for improving search result quality have been proposed. Typically, these techniques increase average effectiveness by devising advanced ranking features and/or by developing sophisticated learning to rank algorithms. However, while these approaches typically improve average performance of search results relative to simple baselines, they(More)
Computational processing of text exchanged in interactive venues in which participants engage in simultaneous conversations can benefit from techniques for automatically grouping overlapping sequences of messages into separate conversations, a problem known as “disentanglement.” While previous methods exploit both lexical and non-lexical information that(More)
There is a fundamental tradeoff between effectiveness and efficiency when designing retrieval models for large-scale document collections. Effectiveness tends to derive from sophisticated ranking functions, such as those constructed using learning to rank, while efficiency gains tend to arise from improvements in query evaluation and caching strategies.(More)
In this brief, we establish a novel complex-valued memristive recurrent neural network (CVMRNN) to study its stability. As a generalization of real-valued memristive neural networks, CVMRNN can be separated into real and imaginary parts. By means of <inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$M$ </tex-math></inline-formula>-matrix and Lyapunov function,(More)
Cellular nonlinear/neural network (CNN) has been recognized as a powerful massively parallel architecture capable of solving complex engineering problems by performing trillions of analog operations per second. The memristor was theoretically predicted in the late seventies, but it garnered nascent research interest due to the recent much-acclaimed(More)