The University of Évora’s Participation in QA@CLEF-2007

  • José Saias
  • Paulo Quaresma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5152)


The University of Évora participation in QA@CLEF-2007 was based on the Senso question answer system. This system uses an ontology with semantic information to support some operations. The full text collection is indexed and for each question a search is performed for documents that may have one answer. There is an ad-hoc module and a logic-programming based module that look for answers. The solution with the highest weight is then returned. The results indicate that the system is more suitable for the definition question type.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Saias
    • 1
  • Paulo Quaresma
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade de ÉvoraPortugal

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