Paper: Classification of Multiple-Sentence Questions

ACL ID I05-1038
Title Classification of Multiple-Sentence Questions
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2005

Conventional QA systems cannot answer to the questions composed of two or more sentences. Therefore, we aim to construct a QA system that can answer such multiple-sentence questions. As the first stage, we propose a method for classifying multiple-sentence questions into question types. Specifically, we first extract the core sentence from a given question text. We use the core sentence and its question focus in question classification. The result of experiments shows that the proposed method improves F-measure by 8.8% and accuracy by 4.4%.