DFKI-LT - Finding Distinct Answers in Web Snippets

Alejandro Figueroa, GŁnter Neumann
Finding Distinct Answers in Web Snippets
2 In the 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Pages 26-33, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, INSTICC Press, 5/2008
This paper presents ListWebQA, a question answering system aimed specifically at discovering answers to list questions in web snippets. ListWebQA retrieves snippets likely to contain answers by means of a query rewriting strategy, and extracts answers according to their syntactic and semantic similarities afterwards. These similarities are determined by means of a set of surface syntactic patterns and a Latent Semantic Kernel. Results show that our strategy is effective in strengthening current web question answering techniques.
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