LX-ListQuestion – Answering List Questions using Web as a corpus

When: Wednesday, 2014-Feb-19, 11h30-12h00
Where: FCUL-DI, room C6.3.38
Presenter: Patrícia Gonçalves

With the growth of the Internet, more people are searching for information on the Web. The combination of web growth and improvements in Information Technology has reignited the interest in Question Answering (QA) systems. In a search engine, the user inserts a few keywords and gets as a result links and snippets. The task of finding the desired answer among the results that were returned then falls on the user. From the point of view of QA, in turn, the users use a question in natural language and the system searches within the documents for the answers. Our purpose is to provide better QA solutions to users, who desire direct answers to their queries, using approaches that deal with the complex problem of extracting answers found spread over several documents and use them to compile a list of answers and presents them in the form of a Word Cloud

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