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- 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- 14 readers -