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Title Constructing a Question Corpus for Textual Semantic Relations
Authors Rui Wang and Shuguang Li
Abstract Finding useful questions is a challenging task in Community Question Answering (CQA). There are two key issues need to be resolved: 1) what is a useful question to the given reference question; and furthermore 2) what kind of relations exist between a given pair of questions. In order to answer these two questions, in this paper, we propose a fine-grained inventory of textual semantic relations between questions and annotate a corpus constructed from the WikiAnswers website. We also extract large archives of question pairs with user-generated links and use them as labeled data for separating useful questions from neutral ones, achieving 72.2% of accuracy. We find such online CQA repositories valuable resources for related research.
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing, Question Answering
Full paper Constructing a Question Corpus for Textual Semantic Relations
Bibtex @InProceedings{WANG12.1017,
  author = {Rui Wang and Shuguang Li},
  title = {Constructing a Question Corpus for Textual Semantic Relations},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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