Paper: Factoid Question Answering With Web Mobile And Speech Interfaces

ACL ID N06-4010
Title Factoid Question Answering With Web Mobile And Speech Interfaces
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006
Authors

In this paper we describe the web and mobile-phone interfaces to our multi- language factoid question answering (QA) system together with a prototype speech interface to our English-language QA sys- tem. Using a statistical, data-driven ap- proach to factoid question answering has allowed us to develop QA systems in five languages in a matter of months. In the web-based system, which is accessible at http://asked.jp, we have com- bined the QA system output with standard search-engine-like results by integrating it with an open-source web search engine. The prototype speech interface is based around a VoiceXML application running on the Voxeo developer platform. Recog- nition of the user’s question is performed on a separate speech recognition server dedicated to recognizing questions. An...