Answer Validation on English and Romanian Languages

  • Adrian Iftene
  • Alexandra Balahur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5706)


The present article describes the system built for the participation in the AVE 2008 track, stressing upon the new features added to the approach we had in the AVE 2007. The current version, while also based on the Textual Entailment system we built for the RTE-3 competition, adds and combines specific techniques used by Question Answering systems to improve answer classification. We outline the performance of this approach, presenting the high results obtained for both English and Romanian. Finally, we perform a critical analysis of the detected errors and propose the lines for future work.


Global Fitness Romanian Language Answer Type Answer Validation Question Answering System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Iftene
    • 1
  • Alexandra Balahur
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.UAIC: Faculty of Computer Science“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” UniversityRomania
  2. 2.Department of Software and Computing SystemsUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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