A Passage Retrieval System for Multilingual Question Answering

  • José Manuel Gómez Soriano
  • Manuel Montes y Gómez
  • Emilio Sanchis Arnal
  • Paolo Rosso
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11551874_57

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3658)
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Gómez Soriano J.M., Montes y Gómez M., Sanchis Arnal E., Rosso P. (2005) A Passage Retrieval System for Multilingual Question Answering. In: Matoušek V., Mautner P., Pavelka T. (eds) Text, Speech and Dialogue. TSD 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3658. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this paper we present a new method to improve the coverage of Passage Retrieval (PR) systems when these systems are employed for the Question Answering (QA) tasks. The ranking of passages obtained by the PR system is rearranged to emphasize those passages with more probability to contain the answer. The new ranking is based on finding the n-gram structures of the question that are presented in the passage, and the weight of the passages increases when they contain longer n-grams structures of the question. The results we present show that the application of this method improves notably the coverage of the classical PR system based on the Space Vectorial Model.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Manuel Gómez Soriano
    • 1
  • Manuel Montes y Gómez
    • 2
  • Emilio Sanchis Arnal
    • 1
  • Paolo Rosso
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Tecnologías del Lenguaje, Coordinación de Ciencias ComputacionalesInstituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)Mexico

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