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Advances in Open Domain Question Answering

  • Tomek Strzalkowski
  • Sanda M. Harabagiu
  • Gives a comprehensive look at current approaches to automated question answering

  • Suitable for newcomers to the field and also professionals wishing to study in this area

  • Will provide the readers with in-depth practical knowledge of this critical new technology

Book

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Perspectives on Question Answering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 476-476
  2. Evaluating Question Answering Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 408-408
  3. Answer Extraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 306-306
  4. Question Answering as Information Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 228-228
  5. Question Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 98-98
  6. Approaches to Question Answering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1

About this book

Introduction

Automated question answering - the ability of a machine to answer questions, simple or complex, posed in ordinary human language - is one of today’s most exciting technological developments. It has all the markings of a disruptive technology, one that is poised to displace the existing search methods and establish new standards for user-centered access to information. This book gives a comprehensive and detailed look at the current approaches to automated question answering. The level of presentation is suitable for newcomers to the field as well as for professionals wishing to study this area and/or to build practical QA systems. The book can serve as a "how-to" handbook for IT practitioners and system developers. It can also be used to teach advanced graduate courses in Computer Science, Information Science and related disciplines. The readers will acquire in-depth practical knowledge of this critical new technology.

Keywords

Automated DOM Human Information Retrieval Technology intelligence knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomek Strzalkowski
    • 1
  • Sanda M. Harabagiu
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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