Björn Pelzer, Ingo Glöckner, Tiansi Dong


LogAnswer is a question answering (QA) system for the German language. By providing concise answers to questions of the user, LogAnswer provides more natural access to document collections than conventional search engines do. QA forums provide online venues where human users can ask each other questions and give answers. We describe an ongoing adaptation of LogAnswer to QA forums, aiming at creating a virtual forum user who can respond intelligently and efficiently to human questions. This serves not only as a more accurate evaluation method of our system, but also as a real world use case for automated QA. The basic idea is that the QA system can disburden the human experts from answering routine questions, e.g. questions with known answer in the forum, or questions that can be answered from the Wikipedia. As a result, the users can focus on those questions that really demand human judgement or expertise. In order not to spam users, the QA system needs a good self-assessment of its answer quality. Existing QA techniques, however, are not sufficiently precision-oriented. The need to provide justified answers thus fosters research into logic-oriented QA and novel methods for answer validation.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Pelzer B., Glöckner I. and Dong T. (2011). LogAnswer IN QUESTION ANSWERING FORUMS . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-40-9, pages 492-497. DOI: 10.5220/0003294304920497

in Bibtex Style

author={Björn Pelzer and Ingo Glöckner and Tiansi Dong},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
SN - 978-989-8425-40-9
AU - Pelzer B.
AU - Glöckner I.
AU - Dong T.
PY - 2011
SP - 492
EP - 497
DO - 10.5220/0003294304920497