Paper: HITIQA: A Data Driven Approach To Interactive Analytical Question Answering

ACL ID N04-4014
Title HITIQA: A Data Driven Approach To Interactive Analytical Question Answering
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2004
Authors

In this paper we describe the analytic question answering system HITIQA (High-Quality In- teractive Question Answering) which has been developed over the last 2 years as an advanced research tool for information analysts. HITIQA is an interactive open-domain ques- tion answering technology designed to allow analysts to pose complex exploratory ques- tions in natural language and obtain relevant information units to prepare their briefing re- ports. The system uses novel data-driven se- mantics to conduct a clarification dialogue with the user that explores the scope and the context of the desired answer space. The sys- tem has undergone extensive hands-on evalua- tions by a group of intelligence analysts repre- senting various foreign intelligence services. This evaluation validated the ov...