Identification of the Question Focus: Combining Syntactic Analysis and Ontology-based Lookup through the User Interaction

@inproceedings{Damljanovic2010IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of the Question Focus: Combining Syntactic Analysis and Ontology-based Lookup through the User Interaction},
  author={Danica Damljanovic and Milan Agatonovic and Hamish Cunningham},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2010}
}
Most question-answering systems contain a classifier module which determines a question category, based on which each question is assigned an answer type. However, setting up syntactic patterns for this classification is a big challenge. In addition, in the case of ontology-based systems, the answer type should be aligned to the queried knowledge structure. In this paper, we present an approach for determining the answer type semi-automatically. We first identify the question focus using… CONTINUE READING

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