On the Use of Ontologies to Guide Agents Answering Questions

  • Marta Talitha Amorim
  • Davidson Cury
  • Crediné Silva de Menezes
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 275)


The tasks related to answering a question or clarifying doubts are determined primarily by a good analysis of the question in order to identify the target subject of the response. This paper presents a question-answer system (QAS) that uses ontologies and information retrieval techniques in analyzing the question and thus improving the extraction of a relevant response, most importantly, from resources available on the Internet.


question-answering system ontologies AIML Database knowledge and information retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Talitha Amorim
    • 1
  • Davidson Cury
    • 1
  • Crediné Silva de Menezes
    • 2
  1. 1.UFES-Universidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitoria-ESBrazil
  2. 2.UFRGS-Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulP. Alegre-RSBrazil

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