Rani Pinchuk

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This paper introduces the concepts of asking point and expected answer type as variations of the question focus. They are of particular importance for QA over semi-structured data, as represented by Topic Maps, OWL or custom XML formats. We describe an approach to the identification of the question focus from questions asked to a Question Answering system(More)
As Topic Maps allow a structural representation of knowledge , this structure often needs to be visually presented to end-users. Issues, often contradictory, such as representation and navigation requirements , arise. TopiMaker addresses most of these issues by putting the Topic Map as a graph on a 2D ground plane in an interactive 3D world. Topics can be(More)
While authoring topic maps using knowledge extracted from technical documentation, it was realized that the actual process of au-thoring topic maps can contribute to the quality of the documents. This has led to the idea of integrating Topic Maps technology with a word processor. It was found that such an integration provides advantages for document authors(More)
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