Language-independent Probabilistic Answer Ranking for Question Answering

@inproceedings{Ko2007LanguageindependentPA,
  title={Language-independent Probabilistic Answer Ranking for Question Answering},
  author={Jeongwoo Ko and Teruko Mitamura and Eric Nyberg},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2007}
}
This paper presents a language-independent probabilistic answer ranking framework for question answering. The framework estimates the probability of an individual answer candidate given the degree of answer relevance and the amount of supporting evidence provided in the set of answer candidates for the question. Our approach was evaluated by comparing the candidate answer sets generated by Chinese and Japanese answer extractors with the re-ranked answer sets produced by the answer ranking… CONTINUE READING
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