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 usually store information about pages ...

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Sea- 19 readers -
  • Is Google Going to Marry their Knowledge Base with their Search Engine?

    … such as [mexico], there were quicklinks linking to topics or categories from Wikipedia pages. For example, the [mexico] query had the following in those links: History of Mexico, ‎Mexico City, ‎Enrique Peña Nieto, ‎Languages of Mexico. For a query such as [oil spill gulf of mexico], the quicklinks shown include: Deepwater Horizon explosion, ‎Ixtoc I oil spill…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 18 readers -