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The Ypa project (De Roeck et al., 1998) is building a system to make the information in classiied directories more accessible. BT's Yellow Pages 1 provides an example of a classiied database with which this work would be useful. Accessibility in this context means allowing users (or call center operators) to query the Yellow Pages system using Natural(More)
There are two reasons for doing this: (i) directories like Yellow Pages contain much useful but hard-to-access information, especially in the free text in semi-display advertisements; (ii) more generally, the project is a demonstrator for exploitation of semi-structured data — data that is less systematic than database entries or logical clauses, but more(More)
Dialogue Management components are becoming increasingly useful in Natural Language Information Retrieval systems, to aid users find information they require. These components need to be evaluated, both intrinsically, to gauge development approaches, and extrinsically to measure subjective performance. We introduce a Natural Language Dialogue System, the(More)
With more than 80 reported/confirmed accidental melts worldwide since 1983 and still counting, potential contamination by radioactive materials remains as a major concern among recycled scrap and steel companies. Some of these events were catastrophic and have cost the industry millions of dollars in business and, at the same time, resulted in declining(More)
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