High Accuracy Rule-based Question Classification using Question Syntax and Semantics

Harish Tayyar Madabushi, Mark Lee

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Abstract

We present in this paper a purely rule-based system for Question Classification which we divide into two parts: The first is the extraction of relevant words from a question by use of its structure, and the second is the classification of questions based on rules that associate these words to Concepts. We achieve an accuracy of 97.2%, close to a 6 point improvement over the previous State of the Art of 91.6%. Additionally, we believe that machine learning algorithms can be applied on top of this method to further improve accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016)
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics, ACL
Pages1220-1230
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-4-87974-702-0
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2016
Event26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016) - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 Dec 201616 Dec 2016

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016)
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period11/12/1616/12/16

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