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QolA: fostering collaboration within QA

Abstract

In this paper we suggest a QA pilot task, dubbed QolA, whose joint rationale is allow for collaboration among systems, increase multilinguality and multicollection use, and investigate ways of dealing with different strengths and weaknesses of a population of QA systems. We claim that merging answers, weighting answers, choosing among contradictory answers or generating composite answers, and verifying and validating information, by posing related questions, should be part and parcel of the question answering process. The paper motivates these ideas and suggests a way to foster research in these areas by deploying QA systems as Web services.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Diana Santos
  • Luís Fernando Costa

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Software and Service Innovation

Year

2007

Publisher

Springer

Book

Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval · 7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 20-22, 2006

Issue

4730

ISBN

9783540749981

Page(s)

569 - 578

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