Interactive and Bilingual Question Answering Using Term Suggestion and Passage Retrieval

  • Carlos G. Figuerola
  • Angel F. Zazo
  • José L. Alonso Berrocal
  • Emilio Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3491)


The Question Answering Task requires user interaction. Users can help the system by reformulating the questions, adding information to them or selecting the documents on which the system should work to obtain the answers. Our group has researched the effects on user interaction of suggesting terms to be added to the question, and the differences between using fragments or complete documents. This article describes the experiments we carried out and discusses the results we obtained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos G. Figuerola
    • 1
  • Angel F. Zazo
    • 1
  • José L. Alonso Berrocal
    • 1
  • Emilio Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana
    • 1
  1. 1.REINA Research GroupUniversity of Salamanca 

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