Paper: Question Classification Transfer

ACL ID P13-2076
Title Question Classification Transfer
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2013

Question answering systems have been de- veloped for many languages, but most re- sources were created for English, which can be a problem when developing a sys- tem in another language such as French. In particular, for question classification, no labeled question corpus is available for French, so this paper studies the possi- bility to use existing English corpora and transfer a classification by translating the question and their labels. By translating the training corpus, we obtain results close to a monolingual setting.