Development and statistical validation of an ontology-based question answering system
by G. Suresh Kumar; G. Zayaraz
International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology (IJCAET), Vol. 9, No. 3, 2017

Abstract: Question answering systems in general use external knowledge sources for extracting answers. Domain specific question answering systems require pre-constructed knowledge sources like domain ontology. A major challenge in knowledge-based question answering system development is building a huge knowledge base with the objective and correct factual knowledge in the preferred domain. The process of collecting useful knowledge from various sources and maintaining in a knowledge repository is a useful process for providing required answer on demand with greater accuracy and efficiency. In this paper an experimental framework has been proposed for concept-relational ontology-based question answering process. The question answering framework proposed in this paper includes two subsystems: 1) a dynamic concept relational ontology construction module, is capable to extract new concepts from the web and incorporate the extracted knowledge into the concept relational ontology knowledge base; 2) the answer extraction module formulates the query string from the natural language question according to the expected answer and retrieves the information from the ontology for answer formation. Furthermore, a novel statistical validation framework for evaluating the prototype implementation of the proposed question answering system is introduced.

Online publication date: Sun, 09-Jul-2017

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