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

    … in search results and Google showing snippets from pages that contain both query answering and question answering results mixed together. Thanks to Barbara Starr for taking a look at the presentation, and for suggesting that I look for a Google patent for rich snippets which I hadn’t included. I went searching the patent in the US Patent office and found…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 4 readers -
  • Using Query User Data to Classify Queries

    … a question answering result. The search engine tries to identify the pages that might help best satisfy a situational or informational need of a searcher rather than providing a fact-based answer to a particular question. Classification of Queries There are some reasons to try to classify a query. One of them is if the query has potentially…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain SEO Google- 11 readers -