Arabic rhetorical relations extraction for answering "Why" and "How to" questions

Sadek, J, Chakkour, F and Meziane, F 2012, 'Arabic rhetorical relations extraction for answering "Why" and "How to" questions' , in: Natural Language Processing and Information Systems , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7337 , Springer, pp. 385-390.

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Abstract

In the current study we aim at exploiting discourse structure of Arabic text to automatically finding answers to non-factoid questions (”Why” and ”How to”). Our method is based on Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) that many studies have shown to be a very effective approach for many computational linguistics applications such as (text generation, text summarization and machine translation). For both types of questions we assign one or more rhetorical relations that help discovering the corresponding answers. This is the first Arabic Question Answering system that attempts to answer the “Why” and “How to” questions.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 17th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2012, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 26-28, 2012. Proceedings
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Natural Language Processing and Information Systems
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN: 9783642311772
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Depositing User: Prof Farid Meziane
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 15:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43767

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