DFKI-LT - Mining Wikipedia for Discovering Multilingual Definitions on the Web

Alejandro Figueroa
Mining Wikipedia for Discovering Multilingual Definitions on the Web
1 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid, Pages 125-132, Beijing, Pekin, China, IEEE, 12/2008
 
Ml-DfWebQA is a multilingual definition question answering system (QAS) that extracts answers to definition queries from the short descriptions of web-sites returned by search engines, called web snippets. These answers are discriminated on the ground of lexico-syntactic regularities mined from multilingual resources supplied by Wikipedia. Results support that these regularities serve to significantly strengthen the answering process. In addition, Ml-DfWebQA increases the robustness of multilingual definition QASs by making use of aliases found in Wikipedia.
 
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