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Description of Preliminary Results to TREC-8 QA Task

Chuan-Jie Lin, Hsin-Hsi Chen
1999 Text Retrieval Conference  
dblp:conf/trec/LinC99 fatcat:ie4khdyvmnabpmwcqzjjtbspai

Reconstructing DIOGENE: ITC-irst at TREC 2006

Matteo Negri, Milen Kouylekov, Bernardo Magnini, Bonaventura Coppola
2006 Text Retrieval Conference  
Our participation in the TREC 2006 QA task is the first step on the way of developing a new and improved DIOGENE system.  ...  This paper overviews the work done up to date to achieve these objectives, focusing on the description of a prototype module designed to handle the anaphoric questions often contained into TREC QA series  ...  Adhering to the roadmap for QA research [1] , for instance, the test set of the TREC QA task moved from a list of simple isolated factoid questions (TREC 2000 and 2001) , to the heterogeneous question  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/NegriKMC06 fatcat:nqq7asmkjfd75oupgtjvijc4vu

FADA

Hui Yang, Tat-Seng Chua
2004 Proceedings of the 13th international World Wide Web conference on Alternate track papers & posters - WWW Alt. '04  
The method has been found to be effective in strengthening state-of-the-art Web question answering techniques by emphasizing on answer completeness and uniqueness.  ...  While web-based question answering becomes an emerging topic in recent years, the problem of efficiently locating a complete set of distinct answers on the Web is far from being solved.  ...  The results are encouraging and show that we could outperform the average F 1 score of the top 5 TREC-12 QA systems [5] by 120% and the best TREC-12 QA system [1] by 19.6%.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1013367.1013447 dblp:conf/www/YangC04 fatcat:jicfr2ktobdrnk6dwjf6md2l5a

FADA

Hui Yang, Tat-Seng Chua
2004 Alternate track papers & posters of the 13th international conference on World Wide Web - WWW Alt. '04  
The method has been found to be effective in strengthening state-of-the-art Web question answering techniques by emphasizing on answer completeness and uniqueness.  ...  While web-based question answering becomes an emerging topic in recent years, the problem of efficiently locating a complete set of distinct answers on the Web is far from being solved.  ...  The results are encouraging and show that we could outperform the average F 1 score of the top 5 TREC-12 QA systems [5] by 120% and the best TREC-12 QA system [1] by 19.6%.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1010432.1010512 fatcat:yhkqnkzxyvgkrlxieobwumu5na

Adapting the JIRS Passage Retrieval System to the Arabic Language [chapter]

Yassine Benajiba, Paolo Rosso, José Manuel Gómez Soriano
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The preliminary results show that it is possible to obtain a first Arabic passage retrieval system adapting JIRS on pre-processed text with a light-stemmer.  ...  The need of having a Passage Retrieval (PR) system for Arabic texts is due essentially to our aim to build an Arabic Question Answering (QA) system in our research team.  ...  Acknowledgments The research work of the first author was partially supported by MAEC -AECI.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70939-8_47 fatcat:dgw3qtu75neavey64agg2oz23e

bigIR at TREC 2020: Simple but Deep Retrieval of Passages and Documents

Fatima Haouari, Marwa Essam, Tamer Elsayed
2020 Text Retrieval Conference  
All our submitted runs for the passage retrieval task, and most of our submitted runs for the document retrieval task outperformed TREC median submission.  ...  In this paper, we present the participation of the bigIR team at Qatar University in the TREC Deep Learning 2020 track.  ...  The work of Fatima Haouari was supported by GSRA grant# GSRA6-1-0611-19074 from the Qatar National Research Fund. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/HaouariEE20 fatcat:5qyii2ukvzee7bbzbqt7pfznza

Spanish Question Answering Evaluation [chapter]

Anselmo Peñas, Felisa Verdejo, Jesús Herrera
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It introduces some questions about multilingualism and describes the methodology for test suite production, task, judgment of answers as well as the results obtained by the participant systems.  ...  This paper reports the most significant issues related to the launching of a Monolingual Spanish Question Answering evaluation track at the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2003).  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the people that made possible this work: Bernardo Magnini, Alessandro Vallin, Maarten de Rijke, Carol Peters, Donna Harman, Julio Gonzalo and José Luis Vicedo.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24630-5_58 fatcat:jqohsaxei5epnm4qavmuxbxwbe

The University of Amsterdam at the TREC 2003 Question Answering Track

Valentin Jijkoun, Gilad Mishne, Christof Monz, Maarten de Rijke, Stefan Schlobach, Oren Tsur
2003 Text Retrieval Conference  
We explain the ideas underlying our approaches to the task, report on our results, provide an error analysis, and give a summary of our findings so far.  ...  We describe our participation in the TREC 2003 Question Answering track.  ...  Although a further and more detailed analysis of the performance of the system remains to be done, our preliminary results show that different approaches to the QA process do produce answers to different  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/JijkounMMRST03 fatcat:cshfm7v2p5d5fmzbg4csecfiuq

Overview of the NTCIR-8 ACLIA Tasks: Advanced Cross-Lingual Information Access

Teruko Mitamura, Hideki Shima, Tetsuya Sakai, Noriko Kando, Tatsunori Mori, Koichi Takeda, Chin-Yew Lin, Ruihua Song, Chuan-Jie Lin, Cheng-Wei Lee
2010 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
This paper presents an overview of the ACLIA (Advanced Cross-Lingual Information Access) task cluster at NTCIR-8.  ...  The task overview includes: a definition of and motivation for the evaluation; a description of the complex and factoid question types evaluated; the document sources and exchange formats selected and/  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We greatly appreciate the efforts of all the NTCIR-8 ACLIA participants, organizers and advisors.  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/MitamuraSSKMTLS10 fatcat:2rink2joubet7goe4vus64tyry

Task-Specific Query Expansion (MultiText Experiments for TREC 2003)

David L. Yeung, Charles L. A. Clarke, Gordon V. Cormack, Thomas R. Lynam, Egidio L. Terra
2003 Text Retrieval Conference  
QUESTION ANSWERING TRACK While we continue to develop our QA system, we did not submit runs for the main task of the QA track.  ...  The "Old Topics" were taken from the adhoc tasks of previous TREC evaluations; the "New Topics" were created for TREC 2003.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/YeungCCLT03 fatcat:ohqnmnkgq5gj7koyqtk5vmhjse

Evolving XML and Dictionary Strategies for Question Answering and Novelty Tasks

Kenneth C. Litkowski
2004 Text Retrieval Conference  
improved from TREC 2003.  ...  For the QA track, we submitted one run and our overall score was 0.156, with scores of 0.161 for factoid questions, 0.064 for list questions, and 0.239 for "other" questions; these scores are significantly  ...  As a result of working with the QA scoring program, several issues have emerged with regard to the TREC scoring metrics.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/Litkowski04 fatcat:7rr5xrbdb5fzrl6hcalxmith6u

Compositional question answering: A divide and conquer approach

Hyo-Jung Oh, Ki-Youn Sung, Myung-Gil Jang, Sung Hyon Myaeng
2011 Information Processing & Management  
The goal of the proposed QA method is to answer a composite question by dividing it into atomic ones, instead of developing an entirely new method tailored for the new question type.  ...  The experimental results based on 615 questions show that the compositional QA approach outperforms the simple routing method by about 17%.  ...  The latest QA track in TREC, 2006 (Dang & Lin, 2007a and TREC, 2007 (Dang, Lin, & Kelly, 2008 contained a complex interactive QA (ciQA) task, a blend of the relationship task and the HARD track that  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2010.03.011 fatcat:2v6q2vivnnadxmvfdjj7dkgwky

Text mining approaches for dealing with the rapidly expanding literature on COVID-19

Lucy Lu Wang, Kyle Lo
2020 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
We also describe the public corpora, models and shared tasks that have been introduced to help reduce repeated effort among community members; some of these resources (especially shared tasks) can provide  ...  For each system, we provide a qualitative description and assessment of the system's performance, unique data or user interface features and modeling decisions.  ...  Preliminary results are promising.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bib/bbaa296 pmid:33279995 fatcat:np267ckskrbyjcilgetknqon7m

Designing an interactive open-domain question answering system

S. QUARTERONI, S. MANANDHAR
2008 Natural Language Engineering  
Our Wizard-of-Oz study and final evaluation results show how the designed architecture can effectively achieve open-domain, interactive QA.  ...  YourQA relies on a Web search engine to obtain answers to both fact-based and complex questions, such as descriptions and definitions.  ...  To compile it, we studied the questions in the TREC-8 to TREC-12 testsets 1 .  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1351324908004919 fatcat:yuh6qlxs6jhpxid5jexxab724q

Chinese QA and CLQA: NTCIR-5 QA Experiments at UNT

Jiangping Chen, Rowena Li, Ping Yu, He Ge, Pok Chin, Fei Li, Cong Xuan
2005 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
We expanded our TREC experimental QA system EagleQA this year to include Chinese QA and Cross-Language QA capabilities.  ...  This paper describes our participation in the NTCIR-5 CLQA task.  ...  Li and Croft [8] built a Chinese QA system utilizing similar approaches to those of English systems.  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/ChenLYGCLX05 fatcat:b2jqfbrm5vdqhbicmju7opws6q
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