Question classification using HDAG kernel

Jun Suzuki, Hirotoshi Taira, Yutaka Sasaki, Eisaku Maeda
2003 Proceedings of the ACL 2003 workshop on Multilingual summarization and question answering -   unpublished
This paper proposes a machine learning based question classification method using a kernel function, Hierarchical Directed Acyclic Graph (HDAG) Kernel. The HDAG Kernel directly accepts structured natural language data, such as several levels of chunks and their relations, and computes the value of the kernel function at a practical cost and time while reflecting all of these structures. We examine the proposed method in a question classification experiment using 5011 Japanese questions that are
more » ... questions that are labeled by 150 question types. The results demonstrate that our proposed method improves the performance of question classification over that by conventional methods such as bag-of-words and their combinations.
doi:10.3115/1119312.1119320 fatcat:asayaou3mjhkbppat4ln4olrxy