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The importance of how-questions in technical domains


Schwitter, R; Rinaldi, Fabio; Clematide, S (2004). The importance of how-questions in technical domains. In: Proc of the Question-Answering workshop of TALN 04, Fez, Morocco, April 2004 - April 2004, 451-460.

Abstract

How-questions are difficult to answer automatically, since the answers are usually not available in form of a single string in a technical document but need to be constructed from various information located at different places in the document or even from external knowledge sources.
In this paper, we show how procedural questions can be answered in the context of ExtrAns.
ExtrAns is an answer extraction system and operates over technical documentations that are rich in procedural knowledge. This procedural knowledge is often expressed in a procedural writing style that follows more or less strict guidelines. These guidelines together with typographical
conventions can be exploited in a systematic way to first construct and then extract informative answers to procedural questions.

Abstract

How-questions are difficult to answer automatically, since the answers are usually not available in form of a single string in a technical document but need to be constructed from various information located at different places in the document or even from external knowledge sources.
In this paper, we show how procedural questions can be answered in the context of ExtrAns.
ExtrAns is an answer extraction system and operates over technical documentations that are rich in procedural knowledge. This procedural knowledge is often expressed in a procedural writing style that follows more or less strict guidelines. These guidelines together with typographical
conventions can be exploited in a systematic way to first construct and then extract informative answers to procedural questions.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:April 2004
Deposited On:06 Aug 2009 12:47
Last Modified:03 Aug 2017 00:42

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