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Introducing Feedback in Qanary: How Users Can Interact with QA Systems

  • Dennis Diefenbach
  • Niousha Hormozi
  • Shanzay Amjad
  • Andreas Both
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10577)

Abstract

Providing a general and efficient Question Answering system over Knowledge Bases (KB) has been studied for years. Most of the works concentrated on the automatic translation of a natural language question into a formal query. However, few works address the problem on how users can interact with Question Answering systems during this translation process. We present a general mechanism that allows users to interact with Question Answering systems. It is built on top of Qanary, a framework for integrating Question Answering components. We show how the mechanism can be applied in a generalized way. In particular, we show how it can be used when the user asks ambiguous questions.

Keywords

User interaction Question answering systems User interface 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642795.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Diefenbach
    • 1
  • Niousha Hormozi
    • 2
  • Shanzay Amjad
    • 3
  • Andreas Both
    • 4
  1. 1.Lab. Hubert CurienSaint EtienneFrance
  2. 2.University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  4. 4.DATEV eGNurembergGermany

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