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A Framework for Context-Aware Question Answering System of the Math Forum Digital Library

A Framework for Context-Aware Question Answering System of the Math Forum Digital Library
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Author(s): Shanshan Ma (Drexel University, USA) and Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch048
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Most existing question answering systems do not always provide satisfying answers to questioners. One way to improve this situation is to incorporate contextual information into answering systems. We present a framework for a multi-dimensional (MD) Context-aware Question Answering System (ConQAS) for the Math Forum digital library. Our MD context model uses the following four context dimensions: the user’s navigation path, the domain specific ontology term representing the question, the question type, and the user level. The model would provide more accurate answers by using the contextual information. The MD context-aware component also reuses the questions and answers from the archives.

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