Paper: Automatic Question Answering: Beyond The Factoid

ACL ID N04-1008
Title Automatic Question Answering: Beyond The Factoid
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

In this paper we describe and evaluate a Ques- tion Answering system that goes beyond an- swering factoid questions. We focus on FAQ- like questions and answers, and build our sys- tem around a noisy-channel architecture which exploits both a language model for answers and a transformation model for an- swer/question terms, trained on a corpus of 1 million question/answer pairs collected from the Web.