Question Answering for Dutch Using Dependency Relations

  • Gosse Bouma
  • Jori Mur
  • Gertjan van Noord
  • Lonneke van der Plas
  • Jörg Tiedemann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4022)


Joost is a question answering system for Dutch which makes extensive use of dependency relations. It answers questions either by table look-up, or by searching for answers in paragraphs returned by IR. Syntactic similarity is used to identify and rank potential answers. Tables were constructed by mining the CLEF corpus, which has been syntactically analyzed in full.


Information Retrieval Class Label Relative Clause Dependency Relation Question Answering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gosse Bouma
    • 1
  • Jori Mur
    • 1
  • Gertjan van Noord
    • 1
  • Lonneke van der Plas
    • 1
  • Jörg Tiedemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Information ScienceRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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