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Finding question-answer pairs from online forums

Gao Cong, Long Wang, Chin-Yew Lin, Young-In Song, Yueheng Sun
2008 Proceedings of the 31st annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '08  
Online forums contain a huge amount of valuable user generated content. In this paper we address the problem of extracting question-answer pairs from forums.  ...  Question-answer pairs extracted from forums can be used to help Question Answering services (e.g. Yahoo! Answers) among other applications.  ...  CONCLUSIONS In this paper, we described a new approach to extracting question-answer pairs from online forums.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1390334.1390415 dblp:conf/sigir/CongWLSS08 fatcat:2n7rjcpr7zbi7akjrlkab42aqu

Extracting Chinese question-answer pairs from online forums

Baoxun Wang, Bingquan Liu, Chengjie Sun, Xiaolong Wang, Lin Sun
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
Extracting question-answer pairs from online forums is a meaningful work due to the huge amount of valuable user generated resource contained in forums.  ...  We propose a sequential rule based method to find questions in a forum thread, then we adopt nontextual features based on forum structure to improve the performance of answer detecting in the same thread  ...  CONCLUSIONS In this paper we present an approach to detect Chinese question-answer pairs from online forums.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2009.5345956 dblp:conf/smc/WangLSWS09 fatcat:6sfihp7g4nawfnb7xn35nxjgxy

Learning to Cross Boundaries in Online Knowledge Communities: Fading of Surface-Level and Rise of Deep-Level Similarity with Experience

Elina H. Hwang, Param Vir Singh, Linda Argote
2012 Social Science Research Network  
Using panel data at an online knowledge forum of a large IT consulting firm, we find that similarity breeds connection in online forums.  ...  Many organizations have launched online knowledge forums to promote knowledge flow across boundaries.  ...  The online forum allows employees to ask questions and post answers to others' questions using text-based, asynchronous communication.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1983463 fatcat:dutx4iy2l5g2jbro2krubwczga

Learning to suggest questions in social media

Tom Chao Zhou, Michael Rung-Tsong Lyu, Irwin King, Jie Lou
2014 Knowledge and Information Systems  
Social media systems with Q&A functionalities have accumulated large archives of questions and answers. Two representative types are online forums and community-based Q&A services.  ...  This fusing enables TopicTRLM to find semantically related questions to a given question even when there is little word overlap.  ...  Question suggestion in online forums In online forums, a discussion thread usually originates from a root post by the thread starter [17] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10115-014-0737-z fatcat:j3ttsyasrffjnhfe76pqjt66u4

Analysis of Free Online Physician Advice Services

Raphael Cohen, Michael Elhadad, Ohad Birk, Christian Lovis
2013 PLoS ONE  
Conclusions: Unlike health information in online databases or advice and support in patient-forums, online physician advice provides qualified specialists' responses directly relevant to the questions  ...  Results: We analyzed the different sites, looking at the distribution of questions in the various health topics, answer lengths and content type.  ...  -In this format, users post questions in an online forum.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059963 pmid:23555848 pmcid:PMC3608594 fatcat:hhid23nmcnajpglpjrx7dtyw3e

Detection of imperative and declarative question–answer pairs in email conversations

Helen Kwong, Neil Yorke-Smith
2012 AI Communications  
Question-answer pairs extracted from email threads are valuable in constructing summaries of the content of the thread, as well as in providing data for semantic-based assistance with email.  ...  Previous work dedicated to extracting questionanswer pairs from email threads considers only questions in interrogative form.  ...  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of DARPA.  ... 
doi:10.3233/aic-2012-0516 fatcat:qjhl27ns2nhwtbwq4dyw4gdq3a

Mining Knowledge Sharing Processes in Online Discussion Forums

G. Alan Wang, Harry Jiannan Wang, Jiexun Li, Weiguo Fan
2014 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Online discussion forums have become a popular knowledge source for sharing information or solving problems.  ...  Traditional process mining techniques have little consideration on social interactions, which are rich in online forums.  ...  Q-Q QUESTION-QUESTION Q-ADD QUESTION-ADD Q-CORR QUESTION-CORRECTION Q-CONF QUESTION-CONFIRMATION A-A ANSWER-ANSWER A-ADD ANSWER-ADD A-CORR ANSWER-CORRECTION A-CONF ANSWER-CONFIRMATION A-OBJ ANSWER-OBJECTION  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.483 dblp:conf/hicss/WangWLF14 fatcat:7sendwejvnbrjdzg6ljycp2tuq

It pays to be picky

Jonathan L. Elsas, Jaime G. Carbonell
2009 Proceedings of the 32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '09  
Online forums host a rich information exchange, often with contributions from many subject matter experts.  ...  In this work we evaluate algorithms for thread retrieval in a large and active online forum community.  ...  A thread contains a question-answer pair when (1) a response message provides a hyperlink to a previous thread in the forum, (2) the start message in this thread contains a question that is answered by  ... 
doi:10.1145/1571941.1572092 dblp:conf/sigir/ElsasC09 fatcat:xpzbubozvjcmrgz7oiuen25yia

QuanTyler : Apportioning Credit for Student Forum Participation

Ankita Bihani, Andreas Paepcke
2018 Educational Data Mining  
We used this classifier to predict the quartile assignments by human judges of forum posts from a university Artificial Intelligence course.  ...  Course content experts provided ground truth by ranking a limited number of post pairs. We expand this labeled set via data augmentation.  ...  In [26] , the authors show that computational linguistic models can help in measuring learner motivation and cognitive engagement from the text of the forum posts.  ... 
dblp:conf/edm/BihaniP18 fatcat:x3qmwytwjzerdm5sjnxe675kci

Survey Paper on a Pairwise Learning to Rank Model for Answer Selection in Community Question Answer (CQA) System

Rahul Patil, Sunny Shah, Tejas Bavaskar, Sourabh Ukhale, Akash Kalyankar
2018 International Journal of Computer Applications  
To find the similar questions is very difficult in Question Answering (QA) System.  ...  To overcome this problem, we construct a novel approach a novel Pair wise learning to rank model i.e PLANE which can quantitatively rank answer candidates from the relevant question pool.  ...  In the online search component, A particular question is, first of all, gathering a group of answers find candidates through their similar questions.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2018916803 fatcat:ql2ddxptyfbq5dqkqvxyfgzuam

Learning to Suggest Questions in Online Forums

Tom Zhou, Chin-Yew Lin, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu, Young-In Song, Yunbo Cao
Online forums contain interactive and semantically related discussions on various questions.  ...  Extracted question-answer archive is invaluable knowledge, which can be used to improve Question Answering services.  ...  Acknowledgments The work described in this paper is supported by grants from the Research Grant Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No.: CUHK 4154/10E and CUHK 4152/10E  ... 
doi:10.1609/aaai.v25i1.8091 fatcat:getqpiaisnb6tmc2rvtxg34l3m

I want what i need!

Prakhar Biyani, Cornelia Caragea, Amit Singh, Prasenjit Mitra
2012 Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '12  
Internet users use these forums to get opinions of other people on issues and to find factual answers to specific questions.  ...  We study methods to analyze the subjectivity of online forum threads. Experimental results on a popular online forum demonstrate the effectiveness of our methods.  ...  Figure 1 shows a subjective thread from an online forum, Trip-Advisor New York. Figure 2 shows a non-subjective thread from the same forum.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2396761.2398675 dblp:conf/cikm/BiyaniCSM12 fatcat:42kxxpxxsvc75nqxv4mxehhohy

Comparing clinician knowledge and online information regarding Alli (Orlistat)

Stuart Nelson, Kevin O. Hwang, Elmer V. Bernstam
2009 International Journal of Medical Informatics  
information that a consumer might obtain from a clinician What this study adds: • Unfortunately, both online answers and physician answers are sub-optimal • Answers to common questions about Alli, an  ...  Methods: We identified Alli-related questions posted on online forums and then posed the questions to 11 primary care providers.  ...  First, we identified questions posted on online health forums. Second, we posed these questions to clinicians. Third, a panel of three clinical experts evaluated answers from each source.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2009.07.003 pmid:19716762 pmcid:PMC2757524 fatcat:dn6ry7ar4jgnbhndzh2xglswe4

An Analytical Framework for Understanding Knowledge-Sharing Processes in Online Q&A Communities

G. Alan Wang, Harry Jiannan Wang, Jiexun Li, Alan S. Abrahams, Weiguo Fan
2014 ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems  
to helpful knowledge sharing in online Q&A communities.  ...  Our results, which are based on a real support forum dataset, show that the proposed analytical framework is effective in identifying important communication, conversation, and process patterns that lead  ...  Their intention was to find the characteristics of those users who were more likely to provide answers to questions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2629445 fatcat:yow26a5ybzfopoijc3nfn7ksiy

Web Forum Retrieval and Text Analytics: A Survey

Doris Hoogeveen, Li Wang, Timothy Baldwin, Karin M. Verspoor
2018 Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval  
A Framework for Finding and Summarizing Product Defects, and Ranking Helpful Threads from Online Customer Forums Through Machine Learning.  ...  Webscope Dataset (L6) 4M question and answer pairs from a dump of Yahoo! Answers on 25/10/2007. Surdeanu et al. [2008] Fader et al. [2013] TREC 2015 LiveQA data 1000 Yahoo!  ... 
doi:10.1561/1500000062 fatcat:pmhu4xe56vgg3h2xrrlhswsd5m
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