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An Intelligent Question-Answering Assistant

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TextMap focuses on developing algorithms that automatically mine vast amounts of data in order to answer questions posed in natural language. The systems produced withinTextMap focus on methods and techniques for answering:

  • Factoid questions: What is the capital of Morocco?
  • Cause questions: Why is there no cure for the cold?
  • Biography questions: What do you know about Dick Cheney?
  • Event questions: What do you know about the Kobe earthquake?

TextMap employs a combination of rule-based and supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms that are trained on massive amounts of data.