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Date 29-7-2004
Time 15:00
Room/Location Conference room (322)
Title Question Answering on the web: A preliminary study for Spanish language
Speaker Manuel Montes y Gomez
Affiliation Computer Science Department, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics of Mexico
Link https://www.disi.unige.it/person/RovettaS/seminars.html
Abstract Finding accurate information on the web has become a challenge due to the increment in the number of documents available on line. Current search engines retrieve relevant documents to general ?often short? user queries, but fail extracting answers to simple factual questions in natural language. In this talk I will present the basis of a statistical question answering system capable to find answers to factual questions in Spanish language from the web. The presented approach is supported on data redundancy rather than on sophisticated linguistic analyses of either questions and candidate answers. Preliminary results show that it is feasible to find concise and accurate answers from the web to factual questions made in Spanish language.
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