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An XML-Based System for Spanish Question Answering

  • David Tomás
  • José L. Vicedo
  • Maximiliano Saiz
  • Rubén Izquierdo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4022)

Abstract

As Question Answering is a major research topic at the University of Alicante, this year two separate groups participated in the QA@CLEF track using different approaches. This paper describes the work of Alicante 1 group. Thinking of future developments, we have designed a modular framework based on XML that will easily let us integrate, combine and test system components based on different approaches. In this context, several modifications have been introduced, such as a new machine learning based question classification module. We took part in the monolingual Spanish task.

Keywords

Question Answering Document Retrieval Pipeline Architecture Question Analysis Question Answering System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Tomás
    • 1
  • José L. Vicedo
    • 1
  • Maximiliano Saiz
    • 1
  • Rubén Izquierdo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software and Computing SystemsUniversity of AlicanteSpain

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