Paper: Personalized Interactive Question Answering on the Web

ACL ID W08-1605
Title Personalized Interactive Question Answering on the Web
Venue Coling 2008: Proceedings of the workshop on Cross-Framework and Cross-Domain Parser Evaluation
Session
Year 2008
Authors

Two of the current issues of Question Answer- ing (QA) systems are the lack of personaliza- tion to the individual users’ needs, and the lack of interactivity by which at the end of each Q/A session the context of interaction is lost. We address these issues by designing and im- plementing a model of personalized, interac- tive QA based on a User Modelling component and on a conversational interface. Our eval- uation with respect to a baseline QA system yields encouraging results in both personaliza- tion and interactivity.