Discourse processing for context question answering based on linguistic knowledge

@article{Sun2007DiscoursePF,
  title={Discourse processing for context question answering based on linguistic knowledge},
  author={Mingyu Sun and Joyce Yue Chai},
  journal={Knowl.-Based Syst.},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={511-526}
}
Motivated by the recent effort on scenario-based context question answering (QA), this paper investigates the role of discourse processing and its implication on query expansion for a sequence of questions. Our view is that a question sequence is not random, but rather follows a coherent manner to serve some information goals. Therefore, this sequence of questions can be considered as a mini discourse with some characteristics of discourse cohesion. Understanding such a discourse will help QA… CONTINUE READING
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