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Applying NLP Techniques and Biomedical Resources to Medical Questions in QA Performance

  • Rafael M. Terol
  • Patricio Martinez-Barco
  • Manuel Palomar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4293)

Abstract

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest in research on QA over restricted domains. Concretely, in this paper we will show the process of question analysis in a medical QA system. This system is able to obtain answers to different natural language questions according to a question taxonomy. In this system we combine the use of NLP techniques and biomedical resources. The main NLP technique is the use of logic forms and the pattern matching technique in this question analysis performance.

Keywords

Generic Question Question Answering Medical Domain Computational Linguistics Medical Entity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael M. Terol
    • 1
  • Patricio Martinez-Barco
    • 1
  • Manuel Palomar
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas InformáticosUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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