Title A2Q: An Agent-based Architecure for Multilingual Q&A
Author(s) Roberto Basili, Nicola Lorusso, Maria Teresa Pazienza, Fabio Massimo Zanzotto

Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemi e Produzione, Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata"

Session P23-W
Abstract In this paper we describe the agent based architecture and extensively report the design of the shallow processing model in it. We present the general model describing the data flow and the expected activities that have to be carried out. The notion of \emph{question session} will be introduced as a means to control the communication among the different agents. We then present a shallow model mainly based on an IR engine and a passage re-ranking that uses the notion of expanded query. We will report the pilot investigation on the performances of the method.
Keyword(s) Question Answering, Agent Platforms
Language(s) English, Italian
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