Named Entity Recognition for Question Answering

  title={Named Entity Recognition for Question Answering},
  author={Diego Moll{\'a} Aliod and Menno van Zaanen and Daniel Smith},
Current text-based question answering (QA) systems usually contain a named entity recogniser (NER) as a core component. Named entity recognition has traditionally been developed as a component for information extraction systems, and current techniques are focused on this end use. However, no formal assessment has been done on the characteristics of a NER within the task of question answering. In this paper we present a NER that aims at higher recall by allowing multiple entity labels to strings… CONTINUE READING

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