TURKISH QUESTION ANSWERING - Question Answering for Distance Education Students

Burcu Yurekli, Ahmet Arslan, Hakan G. Senel, Ozgur Yilmazel

Abstract

This paper reports on our progress towards building a Turkish Question Answering System to be used by distance education students of Anadolu University. We have converted 205 electronic books in PDF format to text, extracted metadata from these documents. Currently we provide search capabilities over these documents. Details on problems we faced, and solutions we came up with are provided. We also outline our plan for continuing and implementing a full Question Answering system for this domain. We also present ways to automatically evaluate our system.

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in Harvard Style

Yurekli B., Arslan A., G. Senel H. and Yilmazel O. (2008). TURKISH QUESTION ANSWERING - Question Answering for Distance Education Students . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-53-1, pages 320-323. DOI: 10.5220/0001900703200323


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft08,
author={Burcu Yurekli and Ahmet Arslan and Hakan G. Senel and Ozgur Yilmazel},
title={TURKISH QUESTION ANSWERING - Question Answering for Distance Education Students},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,},
year={2008},
pages={320-323},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001900703200323},
isbn={978-989-8111-53-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,
TI - TURKISH QUESTION ANSWERING - Question Answering for Distance Education Students
SN - 978-989-8111-53-1
AU - Yurekli B.
AU - Arslan A.
AU - G. Senel H.
AU - Yilmazel O.
PY - 2008
SP - 320
EP - 323
DO - 10.5220/0001900703200323