Date: November 1999
Creator: Moldovan, Dan I.; Harabagiu, Sanda M.; Paşca, Marius. 1974-; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-; Goodrum, Richard A.; Gîrju, Corina R. et al.
Description: This paper discusses LASSO, a tool for surfing the answer net. 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering