Answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base: A preliminary report

Chitta Baral, Nguyen Ha Vo, Shanshan Liang

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Abstract

Being able to answer questions with respect to a given text is the cornerstone of language understanding and at the primary school level students are taught how to answer various kinds of questions including why and how questions. In the building of automated question answering systems the focus so far has been more on factoid questions and comparatively little attention has been devoted to answering why and how questions. In this paper we explore answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base and give algorithms and ASP (answer set programming) implementation to answer two classes of questions in the Biology domain. They are of the form: "How are X and Y related in the process Z?" and "Why is X important to Y?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs
Pages26-36
Number of pages11
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event28th International Conference on Logic Programming, ICLP 2012 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Sep 4 2012Sep 8 2012

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Other28th International Conference on Logic Programming, ICLP 2012
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period9/4/129/8/12

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Keywords

  • Answer set programming
  • Frame based knowledge representation
  • Question answering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Logic

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Baral, C., Vo, N. H., & Liang, S. (2012). Answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base: A preliminary report. In Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs (Vol. 17, pp. 26-36) https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2012.26

Answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base : A preliminary report. / Baral, Chitta; Vo, Nguyen Ha; Liang, Shanshan.

Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. Vol. 17 2012. p. 26-36.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Baral, C, Vo, NH & Liang, S 2012, Answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base: A preliminary report. in Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. vol. 17, pp. 26-36, 28th International Conference on Logic Programming, ICLP 2012, Budapest, Hungary, 9/4/12. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2012.26
Baral C, Vo NH, Liang S. Answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base: A preliminary report. In Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. Vol. 17. 2012. p. 26-36 https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2012.26
Baral, Chitta ; Vo, Nguyen Ha ; Liang, Shanshan. / Answering why and how questions with respect to a frame-based knowledge base : A preliminary report. Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. Vol. 17 2012. pp. 26-36
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