Paper: Answering The Question You Wish They Had Asked: The Impact Of Paraphrasing For Question Answering

ACL ID N06-2009
Title Answering The Question You Wish They Had Asked: The Impact Of Paraphrasing For Question Answering
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2006
Authors

State-of-the-art Question Answering (QA) systems are very sensitive to variations in the phrasing of an information need. Finding the preferred language for such a need is a valuable task. We investi- gate that claim by adopting a simple MT- based paraphrasing technique and evalu- ating QA system performance on para- phrased questions. We found a potential increase of 35% in MRR with respect to the original question.