Question Answering

Question Answering (QA) is a computer science discipline within the fields of information retrieval and natural language processing (NLP), which is concerned with building systems that automatically answer questions posed by humans in a natural language.A QA implementation, usually a computer program, may construct its answers by querying a structured database of knowledge or information, usually a knowledge base. More commonly, QA systems can pull answers from an unstructured collection of natural language documents.
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  • At Pubcon, Presenting on a Semantic Timeline at Google

    … Tomorrow morning, I’m presenting on the Semantic Web at Google at Pubcon in Las Vegas. I’ve included my presentation deck here to use as a kicking off point for further discussion. Changes to what Google shows in search results have been difficult to miss, from many different types of rich snippets to recent additions of search boxes…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 6 readers -
  • Using Query User Data to Classify Queries

    … It can be difficult classifying a query for a search engine based upon the query itself. For example, you could classify the query “lincoln” based upon: President Abraham Lincoln The location, Lincoln,Nebraska The Lincoln brand of car (shown with old time Hollywood star Tom Mix). Query Answering with User Behavior Data Search engines…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • How Google Might Fill in Missing and Incorrect Data in its Knowledge Graph

    Entities change all the time, and facts about them do as well. Derek Jeter retires from playing baseball and becomes a coach(?). Tom Cruise acts in a new movie, and decides to direct and produce it as well(?). Scotland decides whether or not it should be independent of the UK after 300 years(!). Sometimes some information never quite makes it to Google’s knowledge base ever.

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 15 readers -