A System for Answering Non-Factoid Japanese Questions by Using Passage Retrieval Weighted Based on Type of Answer

@inproceedings{Murata2007ASF,
  title={A System for Answering Non-Factoid Japanese Questions by Using Passage Retrieval Weighted Based on Type of Answer},
  author={Masaki Murata and Sachiyo Tsukawaki and Toshiyuki Kanamaru and Qing Ma and Hitoshi Isahara},
  booktitle={NTCIR},
  year={2007}
}
We constructed a system for answering non-factoid Japanese questions. We used passage retrieval methods for the system. We extracted paragraphs based on terms from an input question and output them as the desired answer. We classified the non-factoid questions into six categories. We used a particular method for each category. For example, we increased the scores of paragraphs including the word “reason” for questions including the word “why.” We performed experiments using the NTCIR-6 QAC-4… CONTINUE READING

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