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Overview of QAST 2007 [chapter]

Jordi Turmo, Pere R. Comas, Christelle Ayache, Djamel Mostefa, Sophie Rosset, Lori Lamel
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes QAST, a pilot track of CLEF 2007 aimed at evaluating the task of Question Answering in Speech Transcripts.  ...  Acknowledgments We are very grateful to Thomas Hain from the University of Edimburgh, who provide us with the AMI transcripts automatically generated by their ASR.  ...  This work has been jointly funded by the European Commission (CHIL project IP-506909), the Spanish Ministry of Science (TEXTMESS project) and the LIMSI AI/ASP Ritel grant.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_29 fatcat:tcqhifkpgbaafbm3lzvjzukn5u

Overview of QAST 2008 [chapter]

Jordi Turmo, Pere R. Comas, Sophie Rosset, Lori Lamel, Nicolas Moreau, Djamel Mostefa
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the experience of QAST 2008, the second time a pilot track of CLEF has been held aiming to evaluate the task of Question Answering in Speech Transcripts.  ...  The QAST 2008 evaluation framework is described, along with descriptions of the five scenarios and their associated data, the system submissions for this pilot track and the official evaluation results  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been jointly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science (TEXTMESS project) and OSEO under the Quaero program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_36 fatcat:iqyv2dl7hrdfjbraang47q5mje

Overview of QAST 2009 [chapter]

Jordi Turmo, Pere R. Comas, Sophie Rosset, Olivier Galibert, Nicolas Moreau, Djamel Mostefa, Paolo Rosso, Davide Buscaldi
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the experience of QAST 2009, the third time a pilot track of CLEF has been held aiming to evaluate the task of Question Answering in Speech Transcripts.  ...  The QAST 2009 evaluation framework is described, along with descriptions of the three scenarios and their associated data, the system submissions for this pilot track and the official evaluation results  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been jointly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science (TEXTMESS project -TIN2006-15265-C06) and OSEO under the Quaero program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15754-7_22 fatcat:yncovszmq5ae3cmacdg7xiwqee

Intersystem Soft Handover for Converged DVB-H and UMTS Networks

Xiaodong Yang, T.J. Owens
2008 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology  
The converged DVB-H and UMTS network can be used to address the congestion problems due to the limited multimedia channel accesses of the UMTS network.  ...  In the converged network, intersystem soft handover between DVB-H and UMTS is needed for an optimum radio resource allocation, which reduces network operation cost while providing the required quality of  ...  Manuscript received September 7, 2005; revised July 26, 2006, April 22, 2007, and September 10, 2007.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvt.2007.909278 fatcat:og27nvo2cje67f4jw5m2jtygai

Speech Processing for Audio Indexing [chapter]

Lori Lamel, Jean-Luc Gauvain
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
So we're supposed to talk about what changes if any you have made since ...• CHIL, spontaneous, non native I just give you a brief overview of[noise] what's going on in uh audio and why we bother with  ...  languages and tasks [Schwenk, 2007] Questions • How much data is needed to train the models?  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85287-2_2 fatcat:w6lhxheoqzbqxnesvmsoiza7fi

Adapting QA Components to Mine Answers in Speech Transcripts [chapter]

Günter Neumann, Rui Wang
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The paper describes QAst-v1 a robust question answering system for answering factoid questions in manual and automatic transcriptions of speech.  ...  The system is an adaptation of our text-based crosslingual open-domain QA system that we used for the CLEF main tasks.  ...  was used which was adapted by the organizers for the QAst 2007 track.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_54 fatcat:nuz62funenhzbp5try6l7wucve

The LIMSI Participation in the QAst Track [chapter]

Sophie Rosset, Olivier Galibert, Gilles Adda, Eric Bilinski
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we present the LIMSI question-answering systems on speech transcripts which participated to the QAst 2008 evaluation.  ...  The extraction and scoring of candidate answers is based on proximity measurements within the research descriptor elements and a number of secondary factors.  ...  FIG. 1 -General overview of the LIMSI QAst systems The following sections present the documents and queries pre-processing and the non-contextual analysis with the work carried out this year on the adaptation  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_55 fatcat:3nea7uvbivawtko7kut4gpmnjq

Emerging Trends: SOTA-Chasing

Kenneth Ward Church, Valia Kordoni
2022 Natural Language Engineering  
AbstractMany papers are chasing state-of-the-art (SOTA) numbers, and more will do so in the future. SOTA-chasing comes with many costs.  ...  In addition, there is a risk that too much SOTA-chasing could lead to claims of superhuman performance, unrealistic expectations, and the next AI winter.  ...  A number of companies have been involved in a number of benchmark efforts: There are also connections between the TREC QA track q (1999-2007) and IBM Watson Jeopardy!  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1351324922000043 fatcat:ngmgsdbnd5dc7aleza53dwbiye

Robust Question Answering for Speech Transcripts Using Minimal Syntactic Analysis [chapter]

Pere R. Comas, Jordi Turmo, Mihai Surdeanu
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the participation of the Technical University of Catalonia in the CLEF 2007 Question Answering on Speech Transcripts track.  ...  For the processing of manual transcripts we have deployed a robust factual Question Answering that uses minimal syntactic information.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially funded by the European Commission (CHIL, IST-2004-506909) and the Spanish Ministry of Science (TEXTMESS project).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_56 fatcat:teobynnqsvcrxdbm3vcsc6xz5u

The "Shared Accountability" Approach to Physician Payment: Four Options for Developing Accountable Care Organizations

Jackson Williams
2010 Indiana Health Law Review  
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Sqfety Indicators Overview, htlp:llwww.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov /psi_ overview.htm Qast visited July 30, 2008). 25.  ...  Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007, H.R. 3162, 11 Oth Cong. (1st Sess. 2007).  ...  Goodman, "Perverse Incentives in Health Care," Wall Street Journal, AprilS, 2007. 77. Robinson, supra note 52, at 161. 78.  ... 
doi:10.18060/16567 fatcat:m7nkdjqpjzdihgbzhvt4qv54ai

Mandatory Participation in Occupational Pension Schemes in the Netherlands and Other Countries. An Update

Damiaan H.J. Chen, Roel M. W. J. Beetsma
2015 Social Science Research Network  
and Siert Jan Vos of MN, Eduard Ponds and Ed Westerhout for helpful comments on earlier versions of this paper. a Mailing address:  ...  While historically mandatory participation is a feature of most second-pillar pension arrangements, some recent developments may affect the case for mandatory participation.  ...  In May 2015, EIOPA launched the quantitative assessment and stress test (QAST) to study the solvency of IORPs.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2670476 fatcat:2eneecanozblteqvp6ssxsh3ey

Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Vicarious Liability, or Patient Responsibility: Who Should Pay When a Patient Contracts MRSA From a Healthcare Facility?

Beth A. Barnes
2010 Indiana Health Law Review  
Qast visited March 30, 2010). 12. R. Monina Klevens et al., Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in the United Staies, 298 JAMA 1763, 1764 (2007). 13. 3 Hum.  ...  DoBBS, THE LAW OF TORTS 269,631,633-34, & 668-70 (West Group 2nd reprint 2002) (2000); JAY M. ZITTER, CAUSES OF ACTION 2D 79 (24th ed., 2007), available at 24 COA.2d 79 (2007) (Westlaw). 26.  ...  363 employee and patient education, testing of all high-risk patients, contact precautions, increased hand-washing procedures, and intra-facility communication regarding the status of MRSA-positive patients  ... 
doi:10.18060/16571 fatcat:pwzewjnanrd55gci6bsgbqslia

What Happened in CLEF 2007 [chapter]

Carol Peters
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The organization of the CLEF 2007 evaluation campaign is described and details are provided concerning the tracks, test collections, evaluation infrastructure, and participation.  ...  The main results are commented and future evolutions in the organization of CLEF are discussed.  ...  My gratitude goes to all those who have been involved in the coordination of the 2007 campaigns. A list of the main institutions involved is given at the beginning of this volume.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_1 fatcat:m2mm7wt3p5c3vkqlsp4buk4vsi

Desert Migrations: people, environment and culture in the Libyan Sahara

David Mattingly, Marta Lahr, Simon Armitage, Huw Barton, John Dore, Nick Drake, Robert Foley, Stefania Merlo, Mustapha Salem, Jay Stock, Kevin White, Muftah Ahmed (+13 others)
2007 Libyan Studies  
The report describes the principal sub-strands of the project's first season in January 2007, with some account of research questions, methods employed and some preliminary results.  ...  The geographical focus of the study is the Fazzan region of southwest Libya and in thematic terms we aim to address the theme of migration in the broadest sense, encompassing the movement of people, ideas  ...  Acknowledgements The team was in the field from 2 to 28 January 2007.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0263718900004283 fatcat:zdg2g6mnqjaarfgwjd5kkf4ja4

En islam malien

Houari Touati, Aïcha Belabid
2016 Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines  
As an introduction to the text, and prior to its forthcoming publication, the two authors of this article studied the corpus based on three handwritten copies and offer an overview of this legal compilation  ...  -The goal of this article is to examine the life and intellectual career of one of the greatest jurists of the Saharo-Sahelian area : Shaykh Bāy al-Kuntī.  ... 
doi:10.4000/etudesafricaines.18348 fatcat:io5bj7f45nb7diwgmcy7xmqa64
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