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Survey on Web-based Question Answering

LI Zhou-jun and LI Shui-hua   

  • Online:2018-11-13 Published:2018-11-13

Abstract: Microsoft Xiaoice triggers a new round of boom on question answering research.As a new kind of information retrieval technology,question answering offers friendly interaction for users by using natural languages.Web-based question answering extracts answers in natural languages for users’ questions from search results provided by search engines.Web-based question answering has both advantages of search engine and question answering.Firstly,background and history of web-based question answering were summarized.Then,the research progress of the three key technologies of web-based question answering(question analysis,information retrieval and answer extraction) were introduced in detail.Based on the above introduction,the problems to be solved of web-based question answering were analyzed.Finally,the future research trend of web-based question answering was discussed.

Key words: Question answering,Web-based question answering,Question analysis,Information retrieval,Answer extraction

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