Formation of Information Need as a Questioning: A Conceptual Representation for Semantic Web based QA System

Yongju Lee, Sung-Kwon Yang, Sueun Jang, Hong-Gee Kim
2017 Joint International Conference of Semantic Technology  
Questioning is a formation of information need where an asker is aware of an anomalous state of knowledge. Such awareness can only emerge when a user encounters to certain contextual circumstance. Either user's surroundings in reality (location, back-ground music, etc.) or web (news article, blog, video, social network, etc.) can be a certain contextual circumstance. By examining a simple question "What triggers question?", we concluded that a certain contextual circumstance drives a question
more » ... ere an asker is aware of anomalous state of knowledge. We also identified a direct and indirect channels expressing contrastive types unfolding from a potential asker's contextual situation input to a formation of information need. Such channels could potentially serve as a medium of personalized model for predicting, adjusting, and retrieving user's need of information. Further application of "ambient" feature that readily captures a certain contextual circumstance, subjectively questions to QA system based on user's pattern and answer retrieval without a user's (potential asker's) query will envisage a step closer to AI-complete QA system.
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