Theme 1. General QA system

  • To explore state of the art resources for general QA system:

      • Template generation (Christina Unger)

      • Agnostic disambiguation of named entities (Axel Ngonga)

      • Distributional semantics (André Freitas)

      • Flexible graph matching (Jin-Dong Kim)

    • To seek integration of the state-of-the-art resources

      • Within the OKBQA framework, which was drafted in OKBQA 1 and initially implemented in OKBQA 2.

      • This time, we will seek a more robust and efficient integration.

    • To evaluate the integrated QA system

      • In the end of OKBQA2, the initial implementation of OKBQA framework was minimally evaluated.

      • This time, we will seek a more proper and full range of evaluation (quantitative evaluation).

    • The final output will consists of

      • an integrated QA system based on the OKBQA framework, and

    • working implementation of the components,

    • which will become publicly available, and integratable to other systems.

Theme 2. Biomedical Application

    • To explore applicability of the QA system for a practical use.

      • Biomedical domain is an area of rich knowledge base.

    • The QA system will be qualitatively evaluated with involvement of domain experts.

  • Necessary data sets needs to be prepared in advance.

  • A minimal set of sample queries needs to be prepared in advance.