LASSO: A Tool for Surfing the Answer Net

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This paper discusses LASSO, a tool for surfing the answer net.

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Creation Date: November 1999
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UNT College of Engineering
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Moldovan, Dan I.

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Paşca, Marius. 1974-

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Place of Publication: [Gaithersburg, Maryland]
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  • Creation: November 1999
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This paper discusses LASSO, a tool for surfing the answer net.

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Abstract: This paper presents the architecture, operation and results obtained with the LASSO system developed in the Natural Language Processing Laboratory at SMU. The system relies on a combination of syntactic and semantic techniques, and lightweight abductive inference to find answers. The search for the answer is based on a novel form of indexing called paragraph indexing. A score of 55.5% for short answers and 64.5% for long answers was achieved.

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Keyword(s): LASSO | natural language processing | information retrieval | paragraph indexing
Source: Eighth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), 1999, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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UNT College of Engineering
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