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Paraphrasing questions using given and new information

McKeown, Kathleen

The design and implementation of a paraphrase component for a natural language question-answering system (CO-OP) is presented. The component is used to produce a paraphrase of a user's question to the system, which is presented to the user before the question is evaluated and answered. A major point made is the role of given and new information in formulating a paraphrase that differs in a meaningful way from the user's question. A description is also given of the transformational grammar that is used by the paraphraser.

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Computational Linguistics
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1145/965105.807463

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Computer Science
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April 8, 2013
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