Tables as Semi-structured Knowledge for Question Answering

@inproceedings{Jauhar2016TablesAS,
  title={Tables as Semi-structured Knowledge for Question Answering},
  author={Sujay Kumar Jauhar and Peter D. Turney and Eduard H. Hovy},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2016}
}
Question answering requires access to a knowledge base to check facts and reason about information. Knowledge in the form of natural language text is easy to acquire, but difficult for automated reasoning. Highly-structured knowledge bases can facilitate reasoning, but are difficult to acquire. In this paper we explore tables as a semi-structured formalism that provides a balanced compromise to this tradeoff. We first use the structure of tables to guide the construction of a dataset of over… CONTINUE READING

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