Constructing a Textual KB from a Biology TextBook

@inproceedings{Clark2012ConstructingAT,
  title={Constructing a Textual KB from a Biology TextBook},
  author={Peter Clark and Philip Harrison and Niranjan Balasubramanian and Oren Etzioni},
  booktitle={AKBC-WEKEX@NAACL-HLT},
  year={2012}
}
As part of our work on building a "knowledgeable textbook" about biology, we are developing a textual question-answering (QA) system that can answer certain classes of biology questions posed by users. In support of that, we are building a "textual KB" - an assembled set of semi-structured assertions based on the book - that can be used to answer users' queries, can be improved using global consistency constraints, and can be potentially validated and corrected by domain experts. Our approach… CONTINUE READING

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