Answering Definition Questions Using Web Knowledge Bases

  title={Answering Definition Questions Using Web Knowledge Bases},
  author={Zhushuo Zhang and Yaqian Zhou and Xuanjing Huang and Lide Wu},
This paper presents a definition question answering approach, which is capable of mining textual definitions from large collections of documents. In order to automatically identify definition sentences from a large collection of documents, we utilize the existing definitions in the Web knowledge bases instead of hand-crafted rules or annotated corpus. Effective methods are adopted to make full use of Web knowledge bases, and they promise high quality response to definition questions. We applied… CONTINUE READING
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