Title Semi-Automatic Construction of a Question Treebank
Author(s) Karin Müller

University of Amsterdam

Session O27-ESW
Abstract A method for the semi-automatic construction of a question treebank is presented. We exploit linguistic knowledge like grammatical functions, constituent structure and the relatively strict word order of English encoded in the Penn Treebank to generate semi-automatically questions. The outcome is a treebank of questions which might be useful for developing better tagging and parsing models for processing questions. We show that it is feasible to reuse the Penn Treebank. At the current stage our treebank comprises about 7000 questions, which can be easily extended.
Keyword(s) Treebank generation, question answering, processing questions
Language(s) English
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