Paper: What or Who is Multilingual Watson?

ACL ID C14-2021
Title What or Who is Multilingual Watson?
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

IBM Watson is an intelligent open-domain question answering system capable of an- swering questions posed in natural language. However, the system originally developed to compete against human players on Jeopardy! is heavily reliant on English language components, such as the English Slot Grammar parser, which impacts multilingual ex- tensibility and scalability. This paper presents a working prototype for a multilingual Watson, introducing the major challenges encountered and their proposed solutions.