Answer Comparison: Analysis of Relationships between Answers to ‘Where’-Questions

Abstract

For many reasons, Question Answering must deal with questions that have multiple answers. To this end, we have built a framework for answer comparison based on a technique using information fusion that has successfully been applied in automated summarization. The architecture of this system is a direct application of the Model-View-Controller design pattern which allows us to define an answer in terms of content, structure and rendering. We present an experiment using this system on TREC ‘where‘-questions and analyse relationships discovered between potential answers. We show that this approach is robust and a first step towards complex/structred answer generation.

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@inproceedings{Dalmas2004AnswerCA, title={Answer Comparison: Analysis of Relationships between Answers to ‘Where’-Questions}, author={Tiphaine Dalmas and Bonnie L. Webber}, year={2004} }