Tuesday, 20 November 2007

ACM Search with the Keywords "question answering overview"

I am currently looking for good survey papers for the are of "question answer" and and for "document summarization." I have tried ACM, IEEE and Google Scholar but there have been no survey papers.

I have tried the keywords "survey" and "overview."

The terms "question answering overview" turned up the following papers at ACM.

  1. Question Answering in Restricted Domains: An Overview 2007
    Diego Mollá, José Luis Vicedo
  2. An exploration of the principles underlying redundancy-based factoid question answering 2007
    Jimmy Lin
  3. Multi-perspective question answering using the OpQA corpus 2005
    Veselin Stoyanov, Claire Cardie, Janyce Wiebe
  4. The role of information retrieval in answering complex questions 2006
    Jimmy Lin
  5. Question answering: Deconstructing nuggets: the stability and reliability of complex question answering evaluation 2007
    Jimmy Lin, Pengyi Zhang
  6. On the reliability of factoid question answering evaluation 2007
    Tetsuya Sakai
  7. Question answering: Interesting nuggets and their impact on definitional question answering 2007
    Kian-Wei Kor, Tat-Seng Chua
  8. Soft pattern matching models for definitional question answering 2007
    Hang Cui, Min-Yen Kan, Tat-Seng Chua
  9. Qusetion answering: Quantitative evaluation of passage retrieval algorithms for question answering 2003
    Stefanie Tellex, Boris Katz, Jimmy Lin, Aaron Fernandes, Gregory Marton
  10. In question answering, two heads are better than one 2003
    Jennifer Chu-Carroll, Krzysztof Czuba, John Prager, Abraham Ittycheriah
  11. Answer extraction, semantic clustering, and extractive summarization for clinical question answering 2006
    Dina Demner-Fushman, Jimmy Lin
  12. Learning to find answers to questions on the Web 2004
    Eugene Agichtein, Steve Lawrence, Luis Gravano
  13. Question and answering: Probabilistic model for definitional question answering 2006
    Kyoung-Soo Han, Young-In Song, Hae-Chang Rim
  14. NTCIR workshop 3: An evaluation of question answering challenge (QAC-1) at the NTCIR workshop 3 2004
    Junichi Fukumoto, Tsuneaki Kato, Fumito Masui
  15. Knowledge management session 2: semantic web: Question answering from the web using knowledge annotation and knowledge mining techniques
    Jimmy Lin, Boris Katz
  16. A semantic approach to boost passage retrieval effectiveness for question answering 2006
    Bahadorreza Ofoghi, John Yearwood, Ranadhir Ghosh
  17. Question answering: A probabilistic graphical model for joint answer ranking in question answering 2007
    Jeongwoo Ko, Eric Nyberg, Luo Si

The following turned up on the second page. Here I was more careful to select high potentially high relevance papers.

  1. Evaluation of resources for question answering evaluation 2005
    Jimmy Lin
  2. An analysis of clarification dialogue for question answering 2003
    Marco De Boni, Suresh Manandhar
  3. Scaling question answering to the Web 2001
    Cody C. T. Kwok, Oren Etzioni, Daniel S. Weld
  4. Learning surface text patterns for a Question Answering system 2001
    Deepak Ravichandran, Eduard Hovy
  5. Factoid question answering with web, mobile and speech interfaces 2006
    E. W. D. Whittaker, J. Mrozinski, S. Furui
  6. Question Answering on a case insensitive corpus 2003
    Wei Li, Rohini Srihari, Cheng Niu, Xiaoge Li
  7. Generic soft pattern models for definitional question answering 2005
    Hang Cui, Min-Yen Kan, Tat-Seng Chua
  8. A speech interface for open-domain question-answering 2003
    Edward Schofield, Zhiping Zheng
  9. Question Answering via Bayesian inference on lexical relations 2003
    Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Apurva Jadhav, Ashutosh Joshi, Soumen Chakrabarti, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
  10. Towards intelligent QA interfaces: discourse processing for context questions 2006
    Mingyu Sun, Joyce Y. Chai
  11. Descriptive question answering in encyclopedia 2005
    Hyo-Jung Oh, Chung-Hee Lee, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Myung-Gil Jang
  12. Lexicalisation strategies in cooperative question-answering systems 2004
    Farah Benamara, Patrick Saint-Dizier
  13. Combining deep linguistics analysis and surface pattern learning: a hybrid approach to Chinese definitional question answering 2005
    Fuchun Peng, Ralph Weischedel, Ana Licuanan, Jinxi Xu
  14. Resource analysis for question answering 2004
    Lucian Vlad Lita, Warren A. Hunt, Eric Nyberg
  15. Question answering using constraint satisfaction: QA-by-Dossier-with-Constraints 2004
    John Prager, Jennifer Chu-Carroll, Krzysztof Czuba
  16. Structured use of external knowledge for event-based open domain question answering 2003
    Hui Yang, Tat-Seng Chua, Shuguang Wang, Chun-Keat Koh

There are more papers at ACM from the same keywords. These are enough for now.

As I was searching a few things occurred to me. First Jimmy Lin is involved with a large number of these papers.

The second thing that occurred to me was that it was much easier to get a listing of authors in the form I want from the search results page compared to the page with detailed information about the paper. The reason was that on the search results page, the authors were on the same line and separated by a comma. On the detailed information page, the authors were in a list with an author on each line.

The third thing I noticed was that I started off debating whether it was worth sharing the names of the authors here and it was only when I noticed how frequently Jimmy Lin popped up that I realized that it was worth it.

The fourth thing I noticed that by working on this posting even though I'm not really adding a lot of value to you as a reader because it is simply a small listing of names, the act of writing this post helps me partition my work into smaller chunks that are easier to complete. For example I am going to begin work with a smaller number of papers on "question answering" rather than doing an exhaustive search. I am also going to do a quick search on the area of "document summarization."

A large number of these papers are from America and Japan. It was good to see that a few of them were presented at conferences in Australia.

Another useful keyword to add is "context."

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