DFKI-LT - Entailment-based Question Answering for Structured Data

Bogdan Sacaleanu, Constantin Orasan, Christian Spurk, Shiyan Ou, Oscar Ferrandez, Milen Kouylekov, Matteo Negri
Entailment-based Question Answering for Structured Data
in: Allan Ramsay, Kalina Bontcheva (eds.):
2 Coling 2008: Companion volume: Posters and Demonstrations, Pages 29-32, Manchester, United Kingdom, Coling 2008 Organizing Committee, 2008
This paper describes a Question Answering system which retrieves answers from structured data regarding cinemas and movies. The system represents the first prototype of a multilingual and multi-modal QA system for the domain of tourism. Based on specially designed domain ontology and using Textual Entailment as a means for semantic inference, the system can be used in both monolingual and cross-language settings with slight ad-justments for new input languages.
Files: BibTeX, COLING08.pdf