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From "J. Delgado" <jdelg...@lendingclub.com>
Subject Re: Online Question Answering demo using Lucene
Date Wed, 14 May 2008 16:24:43 GMT
This is great. Comparable to www.powerset.com (though much slower).

I suggest you also index Freebase the structured version of Wikipedia.

J.D.

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 7:30 AM, mik07 <someone29_7@yahoo.de> wrote:

>
> [Apologies if you consider this as spam]
>
> Hello Lucene users and developers,
>
> I wanted to point people on this list to a Question Answering System,
> developed at the University of Edinburgh, which uses Lucene to index
> Wikipedia. I though some of you might be interested in this particular use
> of Lucene. Since a few month we have an online demo. It can be found here:
>
>
> http://demos.inf.ed.ac.uk:8080/qualim/search?text=true&query=How+many+Munros+are+there+in+Scotland%3F
>
> A *DRAFT* of a short paper describing a few of the features can be found
> here:
>
> http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0570760/publications/Kaisser_ACL_2008_Demo.pdf
>
> I would be glad if you could take a look and I also appreciate any
> comments!
>
> Best Regards,
> Michael
>
> PS: We use quite a few other tools beside Lucene in this demo. Initially we
> find answers be querying major search engines (Yahoo and Google) and use
> parsers (LinkParser and MiniPar) to post process their result. We employ a
> Named Entity Recognition System (GATE's ANNIE) to look for promising answer
> strings. Finally, Lucene is used for Wikipedia paragraph retrieval.
>
>
>
>
>
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