Pamela Forner

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The continuous expansion of the multilingual information society has led in recent years to a pressing demand for multilingual linguistic resources suitable to be used for different applications. In this paper we present the WordNet Domains Hierarchy (WDH), a language-independent resource composed of 164, hierarchically organized, domain labels (e.g.(More)
This paper describes the Question Answering for Machine Reading (QA4MRE) task at the 2012 Cross Language Evaluation Forum. In the main task, systems answered multiple-choice questions on documents concerned with four different topics. There were also two pilot tasks, Processing Modality and Negation for Machine Reading, and Machine Reading on Biomedical(More)
In this paper we illustrate and evaluate an approach to the creation of high quality linguistically annotated resources based on the exploitation of aligned parallel corpora. This approach is based on the assumption that if a text in one language has been annotated and its translation has not, annotations can be transferred from the source text to the(More)
This paper describes the first round of ResPubliQA, a Question Answering (QA) evaluation task over European legislation, proposed at the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2009. The exercise consists of extracting a relevant paragraph of text that satisfies completely the information need expressed by a natural language question. The general goals of(More)
This paper describes an on-going annotation effort which aims at adding a manual annotation layer connecting an existing annotated corpus such as the English ACE-2005 Corpus to Wikipedia. The annotation layer is intended for the evaluation of accuracy of linking to Wikipedia in the framework of a coreference resolution system.
This paper describes the Question Answering for Machine Reading (QA4MRE) Main Task at the 2013 Cross Language Evaluation Forum. In the main task, systems answered multiple-choice questions on documents concerned with four different topics. There were also two pilot tasks, Machine Reading on Biomedical Texts about Alzheimer's disease, and Japanese Entrance(More)
Having being proposed for the fourth time, the QA at CLEF track has confirmed a still raising interest from the research community, recording a constant increase both in the number of participants and submissions. In 2006, two pilot tasks, WiQA and AVE, were proposed beside the main tasks, representing two promising experiments for the future of QA. Also in(More)
The fifth QA campaign at CLEF, the first having been held in 2006. was characterized by continuity with the past and at the same time by innovation. In fact, topics were introduced, under which a number of Question-Answer pairs could be grouped in clusters, containing also co-references between them. Moreover, the systems were given the possibility to(More)
The paper offers an overview of the key issues raised during the seven years’ activity of the Multilingual Question Answering Track at the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF). The general aim of the Multilingual Question Answering Track has been to test both monolingual and cross-language Question Answering (QA) systems that process queries and documents(More)
This paper describes the second round of ResPubliQA, a Question Answering (QA) evaluation task over European legislation, a LAB of CLEF 2010. Two tasks have been proposed this year: Paragraph Selection (PS) and Answer Selection (AS). The PS task consisted of extracting a relevant paragraph of text that satisfies completely the information need expressed by(More)