BFQA: A Bengali Factoid Question Answering System

  • Somnath Banerjee
  • Sudip Kumar Naskar
  • Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8655)


Question Answering (QA) research for factoid questions has recently achieved great success. Presently, QA systems developed for European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages are capable of providing answers with reasonable accuracy. However, Bengali being among the most spoken languages in the world, no factoid question answering system is available for Bengali till date. This paper describes the first attempt on building a factoid question answering system for Bengali language. The challenges in developing a question answering system for Bengali have been discussed. Extraction and ranking of relevant sentences have also been proposed. Also extraction strategy of the ranked answers from the relevant sentences are suggested for Bengali question answering system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Somnath Banerjee
    • 1
  • Sudip Kumar Naskar
    • 1
  • Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringJadavpur UniversityIndia

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