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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Moldovan, Dan I.; Harabagiu, Sanda M.; Paşca, Marius. 1974-; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-; Goodrum, Richard A.; Gîrju, Corina R. et al. November 1999.

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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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  • Eighth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), 1999, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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Moldovan, Dan I.; Harabagiu, Sanda M.; Paşca, Marius. 1974-; Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-; Goodrum, Richard A.; Gîrju, Corina R. et al. LASSO: A Tool for Surfing the Answer Net, paper, November 1999; [Gaithersburg, Maryland]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83331/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.