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Great Question! Question Quality in Community QA

Sujith Ravi, Bo Pang, Vibhor Rastogi, Ravi Kumar, Google
In a community question-answering setting, a good question is not just one that is found to be useful by other people: a question is good if it is also presented clearly and shows prior research.  ...  Using a community question-answering site that allows voting over the questions, we show that there is a notion of question quality that goes beyond mere popularity.  ...  a question great?  ... 

Routing questions to appropriate answerers in community question answering services

Baichuan Li, Irwin King
2010 Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '10  
Community Question Answering (CQA) service provides a platform for increasing number of users to ask and answer for their own needs but unanswered questions still exist within a fixed period.  ...  To address this, the paper aims to route questions to the right answerers who have a top rank in accordance of their previous answering performance.  ...  A user may answers a great number of questions which are similar to qr, but we cannot reach the conclusion that the user must be an expert for question qr if most previous answers are of low qualities.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1871437.1871678 dblp:conf/cikm/LiK10 fatcat:uizkumxjkvfqnczoofhat6biey

The Steel Industry in Japan and Great Britain: Some Questions and Answers

Sir Montague FINNISTON
1976 Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan  
Synopsis The different ways in which the steel industries in ja/Jan and Creat Britain have develo/Jed and the options open to both countries to meet JJresent day problems are commented on .  ...  I n particular examples on the issues as raw materials, principally Juels, technical improvements, flexibility in operations, Juture processes and trends in p roducts are given.  ...  nese industria l scene is less m a rked in Great Britain.  ... 
doi:10.2355/isijinternational1966.16.125 fatcat:iv7x2buwtndehkmy3l5t75455a

Analyzing and predicting question quality in community question answering services

Baichuan Li, Tan Jin, Michael R. Lyu, Irwin King, Barley Mak
2012 Proceedings of the 21st international conference companion on World Wide Web - WWW '12 Companion  
Users tend to ask and answer questions in community question answering (CQA) services to seek information and share knowledge.  ...  A corollary is that myriad of questions and answers appear in CQA service.  ...  In other words, "high quality" questions are supposed to attract great user attention, more answer attempts and receive best answers within a short period.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2187980.2188200 dblp:conf/www/LiJLKM12 fatcat:wdj54yygpfg3xp76ubucpgdlsq

Clustering Similar Questions In Social Question Answering Services

Mohan John Blooma, Jayan Chirayath Kurian
2012 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
Social Question Answering (SQA) services are defined as dedicated platforms for users to respond to other users' questions, resulting in the building of a community where users share and interactively  ...  SQA services are emerging as a valuable information resource that is rich not only in the expertise of the user community but also their interactions and insights in the form of user comments and ratings  ...  , is marked as best answer by the asker as k for the question q i ∈ Q, create the following edges: i. an edge e 1x = (q i , ac j ) in QG, for all answer concepts ac j in answer a i to question q i , ii  ... 
dblp:conf/pacis/BloomaK12 fatcat:eigrfwexs5gcloygnfbr7eyjcu

Question Difficulty Estimation in Community Question Answering Services

Jing Liu, Quan Wang, Chin-Yew Lin, Hsiao-Wuen Hon
2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing  
In this paper, we address the problem of estimating question difficulty in community question answering services.  ...  We propose a competition-based model for estimating question difficulty by leveraging pairwise comparisons between questions and users.  ...  This is straightforward since the best answerer u b solves question q better than asker u a and all nonbest answerers in S. Let's view question q as a pseudo user u q .  ... 
dblp:conf/emnlp/LiuWLH13 fatcat:ptsxsf6q4jby3dbfn7sn54yubu

Questions about questions

Zhe Zhao, Qiaozhu Mei
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13  
Conventional studies of online information seeking behavior usually focus on the use of search engines or question answering (Q&A) websites.  ...  We found that questions being asked on Twitter are substantially different from the topics being tweeted in general.  ...  This number, although still far behind the number of search queries, has already overwhelmed the number of questions in traditional Q&A sites.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2488388.2488523 dblp:conf/www/ZhaoM13 fatcat:5addhk3bibhvjmrcn3lj674qn4

Quality-aware collaborative question answering

Maggy Anastasia Suryanto, Ee Peng Lim, Aixin Sun, Roger H. L. Chiang
2009 Proceedings of the Second ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - WSDM '09  
We therefore propose a quality-aware framework to design methods that select answers from a community QA portal considering answer quality in addition to answer relevance.  ...  Despite their popularity, it is well known that answers in community QA portals have unequal quality.  ...  Based on our results so far, we believe that collaborative question answering on a community QA portal has great potential in returning good answers especially when there is a large pool of existing questions  ... 
doi:10.1145/1498759.1498820 dblp:conf/wsdm/SuryantoLSC09 fatcat:yfw2cdqtozesznbc3s3kwtsndm

Any Questions?

1955 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Some authorities hold that this is the original motive for ritual circumcision as practised by certain primitive communities. Plastic Ring Pessaries Q.  ...  Provocative Androgen in the Acid Phosphatase Test Q.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4920.1043 fatcat:5uvh27zqf5hxnlcsewu3kipeg4

Open-Domain Question Answering with Pre-Constructed Question Spaces [article]

Jinfeng Xiao, Lidan Wang, Franck Dernoncourt, Trung Bui, Tong Sun, Jiawei Han
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Open-domain question answering aims at solving the task of locating the answers to user-generated questions in massive collections of documents.  ...  user queries by searching the pre-constructed question spaces for answers that are most likely to be asked in the given way.  ...  In a {Q}A Space, each element a i of A represents the ith distinct named entity, and each element q i of Q is a collection of the q i,j 's for all j in the QA Space.  ... 
arXiv:2006.08337v2 fatcat:e26hfba5evcfjfrdbbhysyafiy


Franklin T. Jones
1927 School Science and Mathematics  
QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS FOR SOLUTION AND DISCUS- SIO 487. Proposed by B. G. Spracklin, B. A., B. Sc., Instructor in Chemistry, Baron Byng High School, Montreal, P. Q.  ...  Quality does count, in furniture as in everything else. Write for Catalog No. 14-D LEONARD PETERSON & CO., Inc.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1927.tb05742.x fatcat:nftzcjumsfddxe26pbcetsqvba

Questions and Comments

1952 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
We publish here a selection of those questions and answers which seem to be of general interest.  ...  Correspondents should give their names and addresses (not for publication) and include all relevant details in their questions, which should be typed.  ...  Has liver or vitamin B12 any tonic quality or growth-stimulating quality in human beings besides its knzown value in macrocytic anaemias and subacute combined degeneration of the cord ? A.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4766.1041 fatcat:deowl27vbffmzewuqhb66ay424

Enhancing Question Retrieval in Community Question Answering Using Word Embeddings

Nouha Othman, Rim Faiz, Kamel Smaïli
2019 Procedia Computer Science  
Community Question Answering (CQA) services have evolved into a popular way of online information seeking, where users can interact and exchange knowledge in the form of questions and answers.  ...  In this paper, we study the problem of finding historical questions that are semantically equivalent to the queried ones, assuming that the answers to the similar questions should also answer the new ones  ...  Conclusion In this paper, we address the problem of question retrieval which is of great importance in real-world community question answering tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2019.09.203 fatcat:oqtxv7z3dva2bhq7mdxcq4axjy

Toward Profitable Questions on Paid Q&a: a Perspective from Question Framing

Xueping Yang, Hua Jonathan Ye, Xinwei Wang
2020 European Conference on Information Systems  
We test a polynomial regression model with 9,223 unique fee-charged questions from Weibo Q&A.  ...  An increasing number of social media platforms have launched the paid question and answer (Q&A) service, but most of them failed.  ...  However, there is still a great research gap in this area.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/YangYW20 fatcat:nrlonkjvtzc63pdgvezktflnem

Questions in, knowledge in?

Kevin Kyung Nam, Mark S. Ackerman, Lada A. Adamic
2009 Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI 09  
Large general-purposed community question-answering sites are becoming popular as a new venue for generating knowledge and helping users in their information needs.  ...  In this paper we analyze the characteristics of knowledge generation and user participation behavior in the largest question-answering online community in South Korea, Naver Knowledge-iN.  ...  Rayoung Yang and Taeho Ko helped with our understanding of Knowledge-iN.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1518701.1518821 dblp:conf/chi/NamAA09 fatcat:jdnnexjzebfhzpbxgen4mgg6qa
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