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Habitability In Question-Answering Systems

  • William Ogden
  • James Mcdonald
  • Philip Bernick
  • Roger Chadwick
Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 32)

This chapter discusses our work in evaluating question-answering systems. We begin by reviewing evaluation concepts and methods that have been used in the past. We then consider more recent efforts to evaluate search engines that have contributed to the techniques we currently use. Finally we discuss our techniques and discuss results from user studies we have conducted. Implications are discussed for the future design of habitable question-answering systems.

Keywords

Natural Language Search Engine Information Retrieval System Question Answering Start System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Ogden
    • 1
  • James Mcdonald
    • 1
  • Philip Bernick
    • 2
  • Roger Chadwick
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing Research LaboratoryNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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