Accession Number:

ADA460697

Title:

Answer Mining from On-Line Documents

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TX DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Mining the answer of a natural language open-domain question in a large collection of on-line documents is made possible by the recognition of the expected answer type in relevant text passages. If the technology of retrieving texts where the answer might be found is well developed, few studies have been devoted to the recognition of the answer type. This paper presents a unified model of answer types for open-domain QuestionAnswering that enables the discovery of exact answers. The evaluation of the model performed on real-world questions. considers both the correctness and the coverage of the answer types as well as their contribution to answer precision.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE