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Question Answering for Dutch using Dependency Relations

This project investigates the use of sophisticated linguistic knowledge and robust natural language processing for QA. In particular, we will investigate how syntactic and semantic dependency relations in the question and potential answer texts can be used to support QA. A demonstrator will be developed in cooperation with publisher Het Spectrum, who owns the rights of several major Dutch encyclopedias. In addition, we plan to participate in QA evaluation efforts of CLEF and similar conferences.

The project is funded by NWO, as part of the IMIX programme (Interactive Multimodal Information eXtraction), and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen.
Other IMIX projecs: Rolaquad, , Norisc I, Norisc II, Imogen, Factmine, Vidiam, Paradime.

Research Team

dr. Gosse Bouma (principal investigator)
dr. Gertjan van Noord
Lonneke van der Plas (PhD student)
Jori Mur (PhD student)
dr. Jörg Tiedemann (postdoc)

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Period of Funding

January 2004 - December 2007