Generic soft pattern models for definitional question answering


This paper explores probabilistic lexico-syntactic pattern matching, also known as <i>soft pattern matching</i>. While previous methods in soft pattern matching are ad hoc in computing the degree of match, we propose two formal matching models: one based on bigrams and the other on the Profile Hidden Markov Model (PHMM). Both models provide a theoretically… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1076034.1076101


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@inproceedings{Cui2005GenericSP, title={Generic soft pattern models for definitional question answering}, author={Hang Cui and Min-Yen Kan and Tat-Seng Chua}, booktitle={SIGIR}, year={2005} }