Information Synthesis for Answer Validation

  • Rui Wang
  • Günter Neumann
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_57

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5706)
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Wang R., Neumann G. (2009) Information Synthesis for Answer Validation. In: Peters C. et al. (eds) Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access. CLEF 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5706. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


This paper proposes an integration of Recognizing Textual Entailment (RTE) with other additional information to deal with the Answer Validation task. The additional information used in our participation in the Answer Validation Exercise (AVE 2008) is from named-entity (NE) recognizer, question analysis component, etc. We have submitted two runs, one run for English and the other for German, achieving f-measures of 0.64 and 0.61 respectively. Compared with our system last year, which purely depends on the output of the RTE system, the extra information does show its effectiveness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rui Wang
    • 1
  • Günter Neumann
    • 2
  1. 1.Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.LT-Lab, DFKISaarbrückenGermany

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